John Soars Lopes (1904 - 1962)

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Birth

in Brazil

Death

on
Cause of death: Parkinsons

Cause of death

Parkinsons

Burial / Funeral

in New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts United States

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Family

Father: Thomas Soares Lopes
Siblings: Frank Soares Lopes and Laura Lopes

Wife: Mary (Furtado) Lopes
Children with Mary: John Soares Lopes Jr , Barbra Ann (Lopes) Beapue, Raymond Lopes, and Kathleen Patricia (Lopes) Nisbet

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Professions

He was a wrestler , he was in magazines , and he was a carpenter . He also had a gym that would help children to get healthy .

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Military Service

none

Middle name

Soars

Surnames

Ethnicity

portugal

Nationality

Brazil

Religion

Catholic

Gender

Male

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1904 - In the year that John Soars Lopes was born, the Russo-Japanese war began. The Russian Empire and the Japanese Empire began fighting over the territories of Manchuria and Korea. Russia wanted a warm water port on the Pacific Ocean while Japan feared growing encroachment from Russia into Asia. So the Japan fleet launched a surprise attack on the Russian Navy and a one year war began. President Roosevelt of the United States brokered peace between the two nations. It was the first time in the modern era that an Asian power showed its dominance over a European power.

1927 - By the time he was 23 years old, 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

1934 - He was 30 years old when on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

1943 - When he was 39 years old, on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

1962 - In the year of John Soars Lopes's passing, on August 5th, actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe died in Brentwood California. She was ruled to have died from suicide due to a drug overdose. There has been controversy regarding the circumstances ever since, due to her relationships with Jack and Bobby Kennedy.

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John Soars Lopes, father to 4 children, passed away on April 27, 1962 at age 58. His family lists the cause of death as: parkinsons. He was buried in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He was born in 1904 in Brazil. He was born to Thomas Soares Lopes , with siblings Frank and Laura. John married Mary Furtado. and they gave birth to John Soares Lopes Jr , Barbra Ann (Lopes) Beapue, Raymond Lopes, and Kathleen Patricia (Lopes) Nisbet.

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