Kenneth Dean Laster (1923 - 2004)

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Kenneth Dean Laster
1923 - 2004
February 28, 1923
March 30, 2004
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Muskogee, Muskogee County, Oklahoma 74403
Kenneth Dean Laster was born on February 28, 1923. He died on March 30, 2004 at 81 years old. We know that Kenneth Dean Laster had been residing in Muskogee, Muskogee County, Oklahoma 74403.
Updated: June 22, 2016
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Ft. Gibson National Cemetery Section 20 Site 537 1423 Cemetery Road, in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma 74434
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Kenneth Dean Laster passed away on March 30, 2004 at age 81. He was buried in Ft. Gibson National Cemetery Section 20 Site 537, Fort Gibson, Oklahoma . He was born on February 28, 1923. We have no information about Kenneth's surviving family. We know that Kenneth Dean Laster had been residing in Muskogee, Muskogee County, Oklahoma 74403.

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In 1923, in the year that Kenneth Dean Laster was born, Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

In 1945, when he was 22 years old, on April 12th, President Franklin D. Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Springs, Georgia. At 1p, he was sitting for a portrait when he complained that he had a "terrific pain" in the back of his head and collapsed. A doctor was summoned and the doctor gave him a shot of adrenaline into his heart. It didn't help and he was pronounced dead at 3:30 p.m. A slow moving train took him back to Washington D.C. while thousands of mourners lined the tracks. He was buried at his home in Hyde Park, New York.

In 1960, at the age of 37 years old, Kenneth was alive when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1971, at the age of 48 years old, Kenneth was alive when in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

In 1996, he was 73 years old when on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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