Marshall Humphreys (1899 - 1977)

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Marshall Humphreys
1899 - 1977
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December 20, 1899
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April 1977
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Strongsville, Cuyahoga County, Ohio 44136
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Marshall Humphreys was born on December 20, 1899. He died in April 1977 at 77 years old. We know that Marshall Humphreys had been residing in Strongsville, Cuyahoga County, Ohio 44136.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Marshall Humphreys died in April 1977 at 77 years of age. He was born on December 20, 1899. We are unaware of information about Marshall's surviving family. We know that Marshall Humphreys had been residing in Strongsville, Cuyahoga County, Ohio 44136.

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In 1899, in the year that Marshall Humphreys was born, the meaning of Chinese "oracle bones" was rediscovered. Farmers in China had been turning up the bones in their fields for generations but most often they were ground up and sold as medicine. The chancellor of the Imperial Academy and a friend noticed, before they ground the bones, that they had writing. The bones had been used around the second millennium BC for divination.

In 1935, at the age of 36 years old, Marshall was alive when the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1945, at the age of 46 years old, Marshall was alive when on August 15th, Imperial Japan announced its surrender. On September 2nd, a formal agreement of surrender was signed. Japan and nine other states signed the Japanese Instrument of Surrender in Tokyo Bay, calling for the return of all Allied prisoners of war and subordinating the authority of the emperor and the Japanese government to the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers. VJ (Victory in Japan) Day was celebrated in the United States on August 14th and 15th. World War II was over.

In 1951, Marshall was 52 years old when on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

In 1977, in the year of Marshall Humphreys's passing, on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

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