Marlowe Batchelor (1900 - 1978)

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Marlowe Batchelor
1900 - 1978
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November 11, 1900
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May 1978
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511
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Marlowe Batchelor was born on November 11, 1900. He died in May 1978 at age 77. We know that Marlowe Batchelor had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511.
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Marlowe Batchelor passed away in May 1978 at 77 years of age. He was born on November 11, 1900. We have no information about Marlowe's immediate family. We know that Marlowe Batchelor had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511.

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In 1900, in the year that Marlowe Batchelor was born, a massive hurricane, known as the Great Galveston hurricane, hit Galveston Texas. Winds hit up to 145 miles an hour (category 4) and it remains the single most deadly event in U.S. history. Between 6,000 and 12,000 died (most estimates are around 8,000 dead). The population of Galveston at the time was about 36,000 people in 1900.

In 1917, Marlowe was 17 years old when in April, the U.S. entered World War I, declaring war against Germany. President Wilson had previously declared neutrality in the war - a position supported by the majority of Americans - but after Germany declared that they would sink all ships trading with Great Britain and sunk U.S. ships, public opinion began to change. Then the Lusitania was sunk, killing 1,201 - including 128 Americans - and more U.S. ships were sunk. The U.S. could stand aside no longer.

In 1945, Marlowe was 45 years old when on January 20th, Franklin D. Roosevelt was sworn in to his fourth term as President of the United States. He died 82 days into his term and his new Vice-President, Harry Truman, became President.

In 1963, at the age of 63 years old, Marlowe was alive when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1978, in the year of Marlowe Batchelor's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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