Johnnie Meeks (1924 - 1989)

Johnnie Meeks
1924 - 1989
updated February 06, 2019
Johnnie Meeks was born on March 24, 1924. He died on May 2, 1989 at age 65. We know that Johnnie Meeks had been residing in Junction City, Union County, Arkansas 71749.
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Johnnie Meeks died on May 2, 1989 at 65 years old. He was born on March 24, 1924. There is no information about Johnnie's immediate family. We know that Johnnie Meeks had been residing in Junction City, Union County, Arkansas 71749.
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In 1924, in the year that Johnnie Meeks was born, in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1958, at the age of 34 years old, Johnnie was alive when on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1964, Johnnie was 40 years old when in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1974, at the age of 50 years old, Johnnie was alive when on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

In 1989, in the year of Johnnie Meeks's passing, on January 20th, George Herbert Walker Bush became the 41st President of the United States. Previously Ronald Regan's Vice President, he ran against Michael Dukakis and won the popular vote by 53.4% to 45.6%.

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Other Johnnie Meekses

c. 1927 - Unknown
c. 1914 - Unknown
c. 1925 - Unknown
c. 1919 - Unknown
c. 1919 - Unknown
c. 1950 - Unknown
c. 1947 - Unknown
c. 1982 - Unknown
Feb 6, 1960 - Jan 11, 2005
Feb 2, 1955 - January 1982
Apr 3, 1923 - Mar 25, 2005

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Dec 2, 1892 - November 1965
Aug 2, 1919 - September 1955
Sep 3, 1924 - Sep 15, 2006
Jul 21, 1924 - Apr 6, 1998
Jul 22, 1925 - Mar 5, 1993
May 14, 1925 - Sep 6, 1997
Dec 30, 1925 - Oct 3, 2006
Jul 3, 1913 - November 1973
Jun 11, 1978 - Aug 19, 2008
Sep 6, 1927 - Apr 26, 1990
Dec 7, 1893 - September 1975
Jun 17, 1930 - March 1981
May 21, 1928 - Jan 5, 2001
Apr 12, 1896 - January 1985
Feb 8, 1926 - February 1977
Mar 21, 1923 - Sep 23, 1991
May 29, 1971 - May 10, 2006
Nov 16, 1916 - Aug 20, 2003
Jun 19, 1934 - May 28, 2001
Aug 31, 1941 - September 1972

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May 22, 1921 - Feb 22, 1998
Aug 12, 1921 - Mar 5, 2004
Mar 15, 1924 - January 1973
Sep 30, 1924 - May 27, 2001
Nov 11, 1921 - Feb 15, 1963
Apr 3, 1918 - Dec 13, 1989
Jun 27, 1915 - Dec 8, 1992
Dec 14, 1923 - April 1981
Apr 18, 1921 - May 1987
Mar 27, 1923 - Jun 9, 2006
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