John Vandevort (1887 - 1962)

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John Vandevort
1887 - 1962
updated February 06, 2019
John Vandevort was born on May 4, 1887. He died in September 1962 at 75 years old. We know that John Vandevort had been residing in Florida.

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John Vandevort passed away in September 1962 at 75 years old. He was born on May 4, 1887. We are unaware of information about John's family or relationships. We know that John Vandevort had been residing in Florida.
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1887 - 1962 World Events

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In 1887, in the year that John Vandevort was born, on January 28th, the largest recorded snowflakes fell in a snowstorm in Fort Keogh, Montana. They were supposed to have been 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick. A rancher in the area said that they were “larger than milk pans”. A Wild West tall tale? Not according to the Guinness World Records book.

In 1907, by the time he was 20 years old, the Monongah coal mining disaster occurred on December 6th, happening at the Fairmont Coal Company’s No. 6 and No. 8 mines.. Over 361 miners were killed. Because there was no breathing apparatus at the time to help rescuers, recovery efforts were greatly hampered. It is considered the worst mining disaster in American history and led to government oversight in mining practices.

In 1944, by the time he was 57 years old, on June 6th, the largest amphibious invasion in history was launched - the Normandy landing (called D-Day). Soldiers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and the Free French landed on Normandy Beach and were later joined by Poland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Almost 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers were involved. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day - Allied casualties on the first day were at least 10,000. 4,414 were confirmed dead.

In 1954, when he was 67 years old, on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1962, in the year of John Vandevort'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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Celia W Vandevort
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Napa, CA
Mary Vandevort
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Dorothy Vandevort
Aug 2, 1912 - May 1994
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Mina D Vandevort
Apr 24, 1934 - Dec 27, 2003
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