Lavern James (1940 - 2005)

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Burial / Funeral

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
Section 10 Site 1869,
20953 West Hoff Road, Elwood, Il

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Chicago, Cook County, Illinois

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: SP4
Wars/Conflicts: Vietnam

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1940 - In the year that Lavern James was born, on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

1967 - By the time she was 27 years old, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

1976 - Lavern was 36 years old when The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

1980 - Lavern was 40 years old when on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

1983 - By the time she was 43 years old, "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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Lavern James passed away on October 1, 2005 at 65 years of age. There is no listed cause of death. She was buried in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Section 10 Site 1869, Elwood, Il. She was born on February 11, 1940. We are unaware of information about Lavern's surviving family. We know that Lavern James had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.

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