Mrs. Albert W. ((Pear)l Chapman) Sheeks (born 1879)

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S. Albert W. Chapman) (Pear) Sheeks
1879 - ? (edit)
updated July 15, 2019
Mrs. Albert W. (Pearl Chapman) Sheeks was born on December 20, 1879. S. Albert W. was born into the Pear family and married into the Sheeks family.


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Mrs. Albert W. (Pearl Chapman) Sheeks was born on December 20, 1879. We are unaware of information about S. Albert W.'s family or relationships.
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In 1879, in the year that Mrs. Albert W. (Pearl Chapman) Sheeks was born, on April 26th, the National Park - later renamed the Royal National Park - the 2nd oldest national park in the world, was formally proclaimed in New South Wales, Australia. It was the first park to have the word "national" in its name.

In 1901, Teddy Roosevelt became the 26th President of the United States. TR, as he was known, had been Vice-President for 6 months when President William McKinley was assassinated. At age 42, he became the youngest President to serve although John Kennedy, at age 43, was the youngest President elected. He was a popular progressive and was elected to a second term in 1904 as a Republican, winning 56.4% of the popular vote and 336 electoral votes.

In 1927, the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1938, on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1968, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

Other Biographies

Other Sheekses

Thomas J. Sheeks
Born: Dec 22, 1883
Dianah Aka Dyne Sheeks
Born: Nov 10, 1844
Col. John B. Sheeks
Born: Jan 13, 1801
Benjamin Sheeks
Born: Mar 18, 1842
Lucetta Sheeks
Born: Oct 18, 1839
Reath A Sheeks
Born: Sep 13, 1906
Harry A Sheeks
Born: Sep 23, 1894
Arthur D Sheeks
Born: December 1888
Carol L Sheeks
Mar 8, 1929 - March 1977

Other Pears

Robert E Pear
May 29, 1913 - Oct 8, 2004
Abington, MA
William Pear
Sep 1, 1916 - March 1978
Dennis Port, MA
Elizabeth M Pear
Jan 13, 1908 - Feb 11, 2000
South Yarmouth, MA
Margaret Ann Pear
Jan 9, 1918 - Jul 28, 2006
San Francisco, CA
John F Pear
Feb 13, 1912 - Dec 20, 1995
Palo Alto, CA
Doris M Pear
Mar 4, 1918 - Jan 11, 1999
Abington, MA
Louise K Pear
Jan 25, 1918 - Feb 11, 2005
San Diego, CA
G E Pear
Mar 2, 1941 - Feb 15, 1988
Marion Pear
May 29, 1921 - November 1983
Albert L Pear
Mar 24, 1912 - May 13, 1991
Celia Pear
Jul 22, 1909 - Oct 2, 1998
Middletown, CT
Bessie R Pear
Jul 28, 1913 - Mar 30, 1997
Portland, CT
Catherine Pear
May 25, 1909 - August 1977
Greenwich, CT
Samuel Pear
May 15, 1907 - March 1980
Moodus, CT
Mary C Pear
Oct 18, 1942 - May 6, 1996
Bertha Pear
Dec 2, 1909 - Feb 8, 1999
Moodus, CT
Sheila L Pear
Dec 15, 1935 - Dec 26, 2004
Middletown, CT
Peter Shepard-Pear
Mar 16, 1958 - Apr 29, 1995
Jamaica, NY
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