John Wesley Smithers (1872 - 1952)

John Wesley Smithers
1872 - 1952
updated February 06, 2019
John Wesley Smithers was born on May 19, 1872. He died on December 15, 1952 at Pilot Point, Pilot Point, Texas at age 80.
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Wesley
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John Smithers died on at Pilot Point, in Pilot Point, Denton County, Texas United States
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John Smithers died on at Pilot Point, in Pilot Point, Denton County, Texas United States
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Mycarcial Infarction
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at Cooper Creek Cemetery, in Cooper Creek, Denton County, Texas United States
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John Wesley Smithers died on December 15, 1952 at Pilot Point, Pilot Point, Texas at 80 years of age. He was buried in Cooper Creek Cemetery, Cooper Creek, Texas. He was born on May 19, 1872. There is no information about John's family or relationships.
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In 1872, in the year that John Wesley Smithers was born, on March 1st, Yellowstone National Park became the first national park in the U.S. and perhaps the world's first national park. Established by Congress and signed into law by President Grant, Yellowstone is one of the most spectacular areas in the U.S., filled with natural wonders and wildlife.

In 1916, he was 44 years old when visiting nurse Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. at 46 Amboy St. in Brooklyn New York. Ten days after the clinic opened, Sanger was arrested for "violating laws against giving out birth control information" which was defined as obscenity. The clinic was not handing out birth control - just information about sex and birth control methods. (The Comstock law categorized information about abortion, family planning, and contraception as “obscene”.) The clinics and organizations that Sanger established later evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

In 1929, John was 57 years old when the St. Valentine's Day Massacre happened on February 14th. In Chicago, seven men from the North Side Irish gang were gunned down by Al Capone's South Side Italian gang at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street. Al Capone was making a successful move to take over Chicago's organized crime. But the St. Valentine's Day massacre also resulted in a public outcry against all gangsters.

In 1948, John was 76 years old when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1952, in the year of John Wesley Smithers's passing, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

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