Reuben Crandell (1882 - 1965)

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Reuben Crandell
1882 - 1965
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April 2, 1882
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November 1965
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Washington
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Reuben Crandell was born on April 2, 1882. He died in November 1965 at 83 years of age. We know that Reuben Crandell had been residing in Washington.
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Reuben Crandell passed away in November 1965 at 83 years of age. He was born on April 2, 1882. There is no information about Reuben's family or relationships. We know that Reuben Crandell had been residing in Washington.

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In 1882, in the year that Reuben Crandell was born, on March 22nd, the Edmunds Act - passed by Congress - made polygamy a felony. The Act also banned "bigamous" relationships and "unlawful cohabitation", making it illegal for polygamists and those who simply lived together without marrying to vote, be on a jury, or hold a public office.

In 1896, by the time he was merely 14 years old, on January 4th, Utah became the 45th state in the United States. After the LDS Church banned polygamy in 1890, Utah's application for statehood became acceptable to Congress and the Utah Territory became Utah..

In 1925, at the age of 43 years old, Reuben was alive when on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1952, by the time he was 70 years old, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1965, in the year of Reuben Crandell's passing, from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

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