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Owen J Rhodes (1924 - 1978)

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Owen J Rhodes
1924 - 1978
Born
March 24, 1924
Death
August 1978
Last Known Residence
Jonestown, Coahoma County, Mississippi 38639
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Owen J Rhodes of Jonestown, Coahoma County, Mississippi was born on March 24, 1924, and died at age 54 years old in August 1978.
Updated: August 10, 2022

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Jonestown, Coahoma County, Mississippi 38639
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March 24, 1924
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Ethnicity & Family History

Negro, Citizen

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Copiah County, Mississippi United States

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Grammar School

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Military Service

Military serial#: 34929712 Enlisted: July 28, 1944 in Cp Shelby Mississippi Military branch: No Branch Assignment Rank: Private, Selectees (enlisted Men) Terms of enlistment: Enlistment For The Duration Of The War Or Other Emergency, Plus Six Months, Subject To The Discretion Of The President Or Otherwise According To Law
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Owen Rhodes passed away at age 54 years old in August 1978. Owen J Rhodes of Jonestown, Coahoma County, Mississippi was born on March 24, 1924.

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Owen J Rhodes lived 17 years shorter than the average Rhodes family member when he died at the age of 54.
The average age of a Rhodes family member is 71.
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1924 - 1978 World Events

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In 1924, in the year that Owen J Rhodes was born, on January 21st, Vladimir Lenin, a leader of the Russian Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union died. He had survived two assassination attempts but had subsequent physical problems, suffering 3 strokes. He was in such great pain, it is said that he asked Stalin to poison him. The circumstances of his death are still disputed. He did oppose Stalin as the next leader - nonetheless, Stalin won a power struggle and ruled as a Soviet dictator until his death in 1953.

In 1945, when he was 21 years old, in October, automobile production in the United States for private consumers was allowed to resume. It took a while for car makers to get those new cars to buyers - they had to once again change their manufacturing plants, this time from war production to peacetime.

In 1958, Owen was 34 years old when on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1968, when he was 44 years old, 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.

In 1978, in the year of Owen J Rhodes's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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