John (Jack) Lear (1903 - 1946)

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John (Jack) Lear
1903 - 1946
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c. 1903
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December 6, 1946
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John (Jack) Lear was born c. 1903. He died on December 6, 1946 at age 43.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Clutton (st. Augustine) Churchyard Row 2. Grave 1. in United Kingdom
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Service number: 5174631
Rank: Gunner
Regiment: Royal Artillery
Unit/ship/squadron: 23 Lt. A.a./anti-tank Regt. (airborne)

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John (Jack) Lear passed away on December 6, 1946 at 43 years of age. He was buried in Clutton (st. Augustine) Churchyard Row 2. Grave 1., United Kingdom. He was born c. 1903. We have no information about John's immediate family.

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In 1903, in the year that John (Jack) Lear was born, the first World Series of American baseball was played between October 1st and 13th. The Boston Americans of the American League played the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League. Boston came back from a three game to one deficit, winning the final four games to capture the title - such a large comeback wouldn't be repeated by a team until 1925. (A total of eight games were played.)

In 1914, he was only 11 years old when President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. Anna Jarvis had championed a Mother's Day for years but Congress had joked a few years earlier that then they would have to proclaim a "Mother-in-law's Day" as well. The President who championed a woman's right to vote also created a day in their honor.

In 1927, by the time he was 24 years old, in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

In 1933, by the time he was 30 years old, Frances Perkins became the first woman to hold a cabinet-level position, appointed by President Roosevelt to serve as Secretary of Labor. She told him that her priorities would be a 40-hour work week, a minimum wage, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, abolition of child labor, direct federal aid to the states for unemployment relief, Social Security, a revitalized federal employment service, and universal health insurance. President Roosevelt approved of all of them and most them were implemented during his terms as President. She served until his death in 1945.

In 1946, in the year of John (Jack) Lear's passing, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

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