John Hartsfield (1880 - 1976)

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Oxford, Lafayette County, Mississippi

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1880 - In the year that John Hartsfield was born, on February 2nd the city of Wabash, Indiana became the third city in the world to be lit by electricity.

1882 - At the age of merely 2 years old, John was alive when on April 3rd, 34 year old outlaw Jesse James was shot in the back of the head by trusted friend and partner Robert Ford. Suspected of colluding with the Governor of Missouri, brothers Robert and Charley Ford were arrested, indicted, plead guilty, sentenced to be hung - then pardoned by the Governor. All in one day.

1963 - When he was 83 years old, on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

1969 - John was 89 years old when on July 20th, the first men walked on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. both walked on the moon but it was Armstrong who first stepped on the moon. They fulfilled the promise of President Kennedy's commitment in 1961 to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

1976 - In the year of John Hartsfield's passing, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

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John Hartsfield died in April 1976 at 95 years old. No cause of death has been listed. He was born on November 28, 1880. We are unaware of information about John's family or relationships. We know that John Hartsfield had been residing in Oxford, Lafayette County, Mississippi.

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