Myron T Pegula (1917 - 1993)

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Myron T Pegula
1917 - 1993
May 15, 1917
Jessup, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, United States
November 3, 1993
Carbondale, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, 18407, United States
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Myron Theodore Pegula, Rip
Myron T Pegula of Carbondale, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania was born on May 15, 1917 in Jessup, and died at age 76 years old on November 3, 1993 in Carbondale. Myron Pegula was buried at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Cemetery in Carbondale.
Updated: January 24, 2023
Biography ID: 23483671

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Myron Theodore Pegula was born to Andrew Pegula and Anna Chekan (1890 - 1966). His parents were both born in Czechoslovakia. He had siblings George Pegula (1913 - 1993) and Andrew, Anna, Martha, Malvine, and Madine Pegula.

Myron Pegula married Eloise Evelyn DeCavage (1924 - 2005) on October 31, 1942 and they had a daughters, Evelyn and Wendy and a son, Terrance Pegula. Myron and Eloise were married for 51 years, until Myron died.
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Myron Theodore Pegula, Rip
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Carbondale, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania 18407
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May 15, 1917
Jessup, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania United States
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Myron was Caucasian of Czechoslovakian heritage on his maternal and paternal lines.

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A native of Jessup, Pennsylvania, Myron was a lifelong resident of Pennsylvania.


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In his early 30s, Myron was a truck driver, hauling coal.

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November 3, 1993
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Carbondale, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania 18407, United States
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Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Cemetery in Carbondale, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania
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Myron Pegula passed away at age 76 years old on November 3, 1993 in Carbondale, and was buried at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Cemetery in Carbondale. Myron T Pegula of Carbondale, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania was born on May 15, 1917 in Jessup.

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Myron T Pegula lived 2 years longer than the average Pegula family member when he died at the age of 76.
The average age of a Pegula family member is 74.

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In 1917, in the year that Myron T Pegula was born, "I Want You" became famous. James Montgomery Flagg's poster, featuring Uncle Sam and based on a 1914 British poster, attracted thousands of U.S. recruits to WWI duty. Over 4 million posters were printed in 1917 and 1918.

In 1926, when he was just 9 years old, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1938, Myron was 21 years old when 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 1984, he was 67 years old when 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.

In 1993, in the year of Myron T Pegula's passing, on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

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