John Kenneth Leonard Pearson (1917 - 1943)

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John Kenneth Leonard Pearson
1917 - 1943
c. 1917
September 19, 1943
John Kenneth Leonard Pearson was born c. 1917, and died at age 25 years old on September 19, 1943. John Pearson was buried at Delhi War Cemetery 4. A. 8. in India. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember John Kenneth Leonard Pearson.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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Service number: iec/6969 Rank: Lieutenant Regiment: Indian Army Ordnance Corps
September 19, 1943
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Delhi War Cemetery 4. A. 8. in India
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John Kenneth Leonard Pearson lived 45 years shorter than the average Pearson family member when he died at the age of 26.
The average age of a Pearson family member is 71.

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In 1917, in the year that John Kenneth Leonard Pearson was born, the U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in January. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders are ineligible to vote for the President of the United States.

In 1922, he was only 5 years old when on June 22, coal miners in Herrin Illinois, were on strike (coal miners had been on strike nationally since April 1). The striking miners were outraged at the strikebreakers (scabs) that the company had brought in and laid siege to the mine. Three union workers were killed when gunfire was exchanged. The next day, union miners killed 23 strikebreakers and mine guards. No one, on either side, ever faced jail time.

In 1923, John was only 6 years old when on August 2nd, Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th President of the United States due to the sudden death of Warren G. Harding. After the scandals of the Harding presidency, Coolidge restored public confidence and was very popular. He won the Presidential election in 1924 but declined to run again in 1928.

In 1933, at the age of 16 years old, John was alive when on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1943, in the year of John Kenneth Leonard Pearson's passing, on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.


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