Merle Barnett (1907 - 1984)

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Merle Barnett
1907 - 1984
updated February 06, 2019
Merle Barnett was born on August 20, 1907. He died in December 1984 at 77 years of age. We know that Merle Barnett had been residing in Brandon, Rankin County, Mississippi 39042.

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Merle Barnett died in December 1984 at 77 years of age. He was born on August 20, 1907. There is no information about Merle's family. We know that Merle Barnett had been residing in Brandon, Rankin County, Mississippi 39042.
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In 1907, in the year that Merle Barnett was born, the showman Florenz Ziegfeld introduced his Ziegfeld Follies. Ziegfeld was inspired by the Folies Bergère of Paris and the show was a step up from the then current vaudeville shows. The top entertainers of the time played in the Follies but the stars were the Ziegfeld girls - beautiful chorus girls in elaborate costumes. For almost a quarter of a century, the Ziegfeld follies were the toast of Broadway.

In 1910, Merle was just 3 years old when Thomas Edison introduced his kinetophone, which he hoped would make "talkies" a reality. But the sound wasn't synchronized to the pictures and only 45 Kinetophones were made.

In 1947, when he was 40 years old, in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

In 1967, he was 60 years old when 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".

In 1984, in the year of Merle Barnett's passing, on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

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Aug 16, 1947 - Mar 22, 2011
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Aug 8, 1947 - Mar 24, 2006
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Apr 20, 1945 - Oct 21, 2001
Louisville, MS
Steve Barnett
Aug 5, 1944 - March 1982
Moss Point, Mississippi
Willie Barnett
Apr 24, 1947 - March 1982
Jackson, Mississippi
Grover Barnett
May 20, 1887 - October 1980
Bradley, Arkansas
Leroy Barnett
Aug 15, 1909 - January 1984
Lakeland, Florida
Jennie Barnett
Jan 22, 1895 - January 1976
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Jeff Barnett
Jun 28, 1899 - June 1984
Waldron, Arkansas
Sanford L Barnett
Sep 7, 1917 - Dec 28, 1995
Nashville, TN
Ben Barnett
Dec 18, 1894 - October 1985
New York, New York
Ollie Barnett
Nov 17, 1902 - August 1983
Hamburg, Arkansas
Charles Barnett
Mar 8, 1908 - July 1979
Little Rock, Arkansas
Delorris Barnett
Jun 3, 1904 - November 1986
Camden, Arkansas
Theresa Barnett
Jun 22, 1899 - April 1979
North Little Rock, Arkansas
Edward L Barnett
Jul 8, 1910 - Nov 5, 1990
Little Rock, AR
Dortha Barnett
Jun 10, 1915 - June 1987
North Little Rock, Arkansas
Zack Barnett
May 1, 1885 - May 1972
Warren, Arkansas
Goldie L Barnett
Dec 19, 1902 - Jul 6, 1990

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