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Paul Jones (1935 - 2002)

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Paul R. Jones
1935 - 2002
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October 5, 1935
Death
April 19, 2002
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Paul Jones was born on October 5, 1935. He is the child of Andy Jones and Gladys Jones, with siblings Arville, Ruth, Ruby, Buford, and Julia. According to his family tree, Paul was father to 3 children. He married Evelyn Jones and they later divorced in 1967. They had children John Jones, Roberta Jones, and Andy Jones. He died on April 19, 2002 at 66 years old.
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Father to 3 children, he passed away on April 19, 2002 at age 66. He was born on October 5, 1935. Paul Jones is the child of Andy Jones and Gladys Jones, with siblings Arville, Ruth, Ruby, Buford, and Julia. According to his family tree, he married Evelyn Jones and they later divorced in 1967. They had children John Jones, Roberta Jones, and Andy Jones.
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In 1935, in the year that Paul Jones was born, on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

In 1940, by the time he was only 5 years old, on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

In 1959, by the time he was 24 years old, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1965, at the age of 30 years old, Paul was alive when on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1981, by the time he was 46 years old, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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