Kermit O Smith (1909 - 1983)

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Kermit O Smith
1909 - 1983
updated February 06, 2019
Kermit O Smith was born on June 19, 1909. He died on April 26, 1983 at age 73.

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Kermit O Smith passed away on April 26, 1983 at age 73. He was born on June 19, 1909. There is no information about Kermit's family.
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1909 - 1983 World Events

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In 1909, in the year that Kermit O Smith was born, Polish physician and medical researcher Paul Ehrlich found a cure for syphilis, which was a prevalent (but undiscussed) disease. He found that an arsenic compound completely cured syphilis within 3 weeks.

In 1949, by the time he was 40 years old, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1964, he was 55 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 1976, by the time he was 67 years old, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1983, in the year of Kermit O Smith's passing, "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

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Aug 5, 1902 - Jul 20, 1997
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Brandon, MS
Elizabeth Smith
Jan 15, 1923 - Feb 29, 2000
Saint Louis, MO
Jw Smith
Aug 3, 1946 - Mar 5, 2005
Saint Louis, MO
Jerry W Smith
Sep 5, 1944 - Sep 25, 2008
Mc Neill, MS
James C Smith
Mar 28, 1944 - Jul 23, 2004
Bogue Chitto, MS
Ethel Smith
Feb 7, 1898 - May 1975
Ellisville, Mississippi
Ben A Smith
Apr 9, 1944 - Oct 1, 2010
Wiggins, MS
John L Smith
Apr 17, 1944 - Feb 5, 2007
Lansing, MI
Ronald E Smith
Sep 28, 1946 - Mar 23, 2003
John Smith
Feb 22, 1897 - November 1976
Jackson, Mississippi
Newton D Smith
Sep 17, 1909 - Aug 15, 1988
Jackson, MS
Myrtie Smith
Dec 30, 1895 - March 1969
Liberty, Mississippi
Cleve Smith
Mar 15, 1896 - November 1962
Mississippi
Myra Smith
Sep 6, 1946 - May 1986
Natchez, Mississippi
Albert Smith
Jan 5, 1935 - Aug 25, 2001
Bude, MS
Frank Smith
Dec 6, 1906 - Dec 15, 1996
Centreville, MS
Toler S Smith
Apr 9, 1943 - Oct 12, 2003
Florence, MS
Doyle Smith
Jul 26, 1945 - February 1973

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