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Merril Parker (1906 - 1980)

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Merril Parker
1906 - 1980
Born
November 21, 1906
Death
July 1980
Last Known Residence
Norfolk, Norfolk City County, Virginia 23508
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Merril Parker of Norfolk, Norfolk City County, Virginia was born on November 21, 1906, and died at age 73 years old in July 1980.
Updated: October 7, 2011
Biography ID: 29617140

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Merril Parker passed away at age 73 years old in July 1980. Merril Parker of Norfolk, Norfolk City County, Virginia was born on November 21, 1906.

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Merril Parker lived 2 years longer than the average Parker family member when they died at the age of 73.
The average age of a Parker family member is 71.
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In 1906, in the year that Merril Parker was born, the great San Francisco earthquake hit, estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused fires that raged for days and between the earthquake and the fire, about 3,000 people were killed and 80% of the City was destroyed.

In 1913, Merril was only 7 years old when Woodrow Wilson became the 28th President of the United States in March. Previously the Governor of New Jersey and President of Princeton University, he was the first Southerner to serve as President since Zachary Taylor, over 60 years previous. A Democrat, he led the U.S. during World War I and championed the League of Nations.

In 1964, by the time this person was 58 years old, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1974, Merril was 68 years old when on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

In 1980, in the year of Merril Parker's passing, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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