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Melvin Overstreet (1891 - 1976)

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Melvin Overstreet
1891 - 1976
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June 16, 1891
Death
August 1976
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Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi 39301
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Melvin Overstreet was born on June 16, 1891. He died in August 1976 at age 85. We know that Melvin Overstreet had been residing in Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi 39301.
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Melvin Overstreet passed away in August 1976 at 85 years old. He was born on June 16, 1891. We are unaware of information about Melvin's surviving family. We know that Melvin Overstreet had been residing in Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi 39301.
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In 1891, in the year that Melvin Overstreet was born, on March 14th, a lynch mob stormed the Old Parish Prison. The mob lynched 11 of the 19 Italians who were arrested for - but found to be innocent of - the murder of New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessy.

In 1918, when he was 27 years old, federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

In 1934, Melvin was 43 years old when on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1954, he was 63 years old when from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1976, in the year of Melvin Overstreet's passing, 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.

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