Robert L Thrasher (1922 - 1998)

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Robert L Thrasher
1922 - 1998
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March 2, 1922
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April 20, 1998
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Gresham, Multnomah County, Oregon 97030
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Robert L Thrasher was born on March 2, 1922. He died on April 20, 1998 at 76 years of age. We know that Robert L Thrasher had been residing in Gresham, Multnomah County, Oregon 97030.
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Robert L Thrasher died on April 20, 1998 at age 76. He was born on March 2, 1922. We have no information about Robert's surviving family. We know that Robert L Thrasher had been residing in Gresham, Multnomah County, Oregon 97030.

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In 1922, in the year that Robert L Thrasher was born, on November 4th, British Egyptologists George Carnarvon and Howard Carter unearthed the first step leading to King Tutankhamen's tomb in the Valley of the Kings. By the end of the month they had unearthed the steps and broken through the door into the intact tomb. This was the only tomb that had remained unlooted that had been found (and is, to date). Filled with gold, jewels, and ancient everyday items, the find was priceless - in terms of money and history.

In 1933, at the age of only 11 years old, Robert was alive when Frances Perkins became the first woman to hold a cabinet-level position, appointed by President Roosevelt to serve as Secretary of Labor. She told him that her priorities would be a 40-hour work week, a minimum wage, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, abolition of child labor, direct federal aid to the states for unemployment relief, Social Security, a revitalized federal employment service, and universal health insurance. President Roosevelt approved of all of them and most them were implemented during his terms as President. She served until his death in 1945.

In 1958, he was 36 years old when on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1961, he was 39 years old when on January 20th, John F. Kennedy became the 35th President of the United States. He had previously been a U.S. Senator and a Congressman, both from the state of Massachusetts, as well as a Naval lieutenant in World War II.

In 1998, in the year of Robert L Thrasher's passing, on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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