Roscoe Dunn (1915 - 1971)

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Roscoe Dunn
1915 - 1971
updated February 06, 2019
Roscoe Dunn was born on July 4, 1915. He died in December 1971 at 56 years old.

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Roscoe Dunn passed away in December 1971 at 56 years of age. He was born on July 4, 1915. We are unaware of information about Roscoe's immediate family.
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In 1915, in the year that Roscoe Dunn was born, the Superior Court in Fulton County Georgia accepted the charter for the establishment of the new Ku Klux Klan, succeeding the Klan that flourished in the South in the late 1800's. This iteration of the Klan adopted white clothing and used many of the code words from the first Klan, adding cross burnings and mass marches in an attempt to intimidate others.

In 1925, at the age of just 10 years old, Roscoe was alive when gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1947, at the age of 32 years old, Roscoe was alive when on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1966, by the time he was 51 years old, on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

In 1971, in the year of Roscoe Dunn's passing, in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

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Mar 24, 1896 - May 1985
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Iris Dunn
Apr 1, 1917 - September 1975
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Jun 3, 1955 - Sep 24, 2006
Lillian A Dunn
Nov 18, 1906 - Apr 22, 2002
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Elizabeth G Dunn
Oct 5, 1925 - Jun 3, 2004
Sarasota, FL
Ruth Dunn
Aug 23, 1903 - November 1984
Altamonte Springs, Florida
Lawrence M Dunn
Jul 7, 1922 - Apr 28, 1984
Jacksonville, FL
Ethel Dunn
Jan 29, 1901 - February 1985
Tampa, Florida
Corrie C Dunn
Mar 11, 1914 - May 1992
Thomson, GA
Richard James Dunn
Sep 3, 1954 - Nov 5, 2010
Lynn Haven, Florida
Charles Dunn
Feb 4, 1923 - Aug 8, 2004
Jacksonville, FL
Hartie Dunn
Jan 16, 1919 - February 1979
Claude Dunn
Jan 31, 1898 - October 1962
George Dunn
Aug 13, 1909 - July 1980
Pensacola, Florida
Michael Dunn
Jun 20, 1956 - November 1986
Alexander J Dunn
Oct 26, 1921 - Apr 30, 2006
Sarasota, FL
Jane Dunn
May 23, 1922 - Aug 24, 2002
Sarasota, FL
Merrian Dunn
Sep 1, 1915 - August 1981
Orlando, Florida

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