Merlin C Kirkpatrick (1927 - 2005)

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Rio Rico, Santa Cruz County, Arizona

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1927 - In the year that Merlin C Kirkpatrick was born, 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

1929 - By the time he was just 2 years old, American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

1951 - By the time he was 24 years old, on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

1970 - Merlin was 43 years old when on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

1983 - By the time he was 56 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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Merlin C Kirkpatrick passed away on October 13, 2005 at age 78. There is no known cause of death for Merlin. He was born on June 8, 1927. We have no information about Merlin's family or relationships. We know that Merlin C Kirkpatrick had been residing in Rio Rico, Santa Cruz County, Arizona.

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