Pearlie Wheeler (1897 - 1990)

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Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee

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1897 - In the year that Pearlie Wheeler was born, on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

1945 - Pearlie was 48 years old when on May 7th, the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Jewell Ridge Coal Corp. v. United Mine Workers of America. The Court ruled that the underground travel time of coal miners was compensable work time under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

1957 - She was 60 years old when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

1966 - At the age of 69 years old, Pearlie was alive when on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

1990 - In the year of Pearlie Wheeler's passing, after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

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Pearlie Wheeler died in September 1990 at age 92. No cause of death has been entered for Pearlie. She was born on October 4, 1897. We are unaware of information about Pearlie's immediate family. We know that Pearlie Wheeler had been residing in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee.

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