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John William Pearson (1913 - 1940)

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John William Pearson
1913 - 1940
Born
c. 1913
Death
November 22, 1940
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John William Pearson was born c. 1913, and died at age 26 years old on November 22, 1940. John Pearson was buried at Lowestoft Naval Memorial Panel 3 in United Kingdom. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember John William Pearson.
Updated: July 24, 2019
Biography ID: 164690557

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Service number: 4455557 Rank: Private Regiment: Black Watch (royal Highlanders) Unit/ship/squadron: 1st Bn. The Tyneside Scottish
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John Pearson passed away at age 26 years old on November 22, 1940, and was buried at Lowestoft Naval Memorial Panel 3 in United Kingdom. John William Pearson was born c. 1913. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember John William Pearson.

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John William Pearson lived 44 years shorter than the average Pearson family member when he died at the age of 27.
The average age of a Pearson family member is 71.
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1913 - 1940 World Events

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In 1913, in the year that John William Pearson was born, the 17th Amendment, establishing the direct election of U.S. Senators, was adopted. Previously, Senators were elected by state legislatures. As early as 1826, a call to elect senators through popular vote was championed and previous to the 17th amendment, two states had already changed their process. Governors are still able to appoint senators to vacant seats until an election can be held.

In 1922, he was only 9 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 1928, by the time he was just 15 years old, aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1930, by the time he was 17 years old, as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1940, in the year of John William Pearson's passing, on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

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