Joseph F Mayhew (1913 - 2005)

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Joseph F Mayhew
1913 - 2005
May 7, 1913
December 10, 2005
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Bowie, Prince Georges County, Maryland 20715
Joseph F Mayhew was born on May 7, 1913. He died on December 10, 2005 at 92 years of age. We know that Joseph F Mayhew had been residing in Bowie, Prince Georges County, Maryland 20715.
Updated: November 13, 2011
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Joseph F Mayhew died on December 10, 2005 at 92 years of age. He was born on May 7, 1913. We are unaware of information about Joseph's family. We know that Joseph F Mayhew had been residing in Bowie, Prince Georges County, Maryland 20715.
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In 1913, in the year that Joseph F Mayhew was born, the Philippine–American War ended for good in June. While the official end of the war was in 1902, fighting continued for several years. An estimated 200,000 to 250,000 total Filipino civilians died and although the U.S. viewed its role as a colonial presence as one of preparing the Philippines for independence, American colonization drastically changed the character off the culture. The Catholic Church was no longer the state religion and English became the primary language of the government.

In 1934, at the age of 21 years old, Joseph was alive when on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1970, when he was 57 years old, on April 10th, Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles. (John Lennon had previously told the band that he was leaving but hadn't publicly announced it.) By the end of the year, each Beatle had his own album.

In 1988, by the time he was 75 years old, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

In 1999, when he was 86 years old, the fear that Y2K (year 2000) would cause the failure of computers worldwide when clocks didn't properly update to January 1st, 2000 became near panic. While some computer systems and software did have problems, the panic was unfounded and computer life went on.

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