Samuel Pearson (1913 - 1961)

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Samuel Pearson
1913 - 1961
updated February 06, 2019
Samuel Pearson was born on August 24, 1913. He died in October 1961 at 48 years of age.


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Samuel Pearson passed away in October 1961 at age 48. He was born on August 24, 1913. There is no information about Samuel's immediate family.
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In 1913, in the year that Samuel Pearson was born, ratified in February the 16th Amendment, establishing a Federal income tax, became law. Previously, customs duties (tariffs) and excise taxes were the primary sources of federal revenue. With the passage of the 16th Amendment, incomes of couples exceeding $4,000, as well as those of single persons earning $3,000 or more, were subject to a 1% Federal tax (that would be about $98,000 and $74,000 now). Rates rose to 7% for incomes over half a million dollars. Less than 1% of the population was subject to income tax.

In 1928, at the age of merely 15 years old, Samuel was alive when Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1930, when he was 17 years old, on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1950, he was 37 years old when in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1961, in the year of Samuel Pearson's passing, on August 13th, East Germany began erection of what would become the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin. In one day, they installed barbed wire entanglements and fences (called Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany). On August 17th, the first concrete elements and large blocks were put in place.

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Born: around 1927
Kentucky, United States
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Born: around 1918
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Harry Pearson
Aug 24, 1898 - August 1976
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Roy Pearson
Jul 8, 1903 - August 1973
Rockford, Illinois
Raymond Pearson
Jun 8, 1913 - June 1986
Pueblo, Colorado
Louis Pearson
Feb 26, 1916 - July 1972
Edward Pearson
May 19, 1913 - May 1974
William A Pearson
Apr 18, 1910 - May 27, 1996
Rockford, IL
Otto Pearson
Apr 4, 1900 - June 1983
Rockford, Illinois
Doris Pearson
Jun 30, 1926 - Jul 3, 2010
Douglasville, GA
Muriel I Pearson
Jan 16, 1925 - Apr 28, 2002
Emory, TX
Thurston S Pearson
Jul 11, 1925 - Mar 30, 1998
Lake Havasu City, AZ
Carl Pearson
Aug 20, 1876 - December 1966
Clarence L Pearson
Apr 18, 1926 - Feb 20, 2002
Elmhurst, IL
Willam Pearson
Oct 29, 1930 - February 1969
Charles R Pearson
Jul 6, 1924 - Apr 20, 2004
Mountain Home, AR
Ruth Pearson
Apr 17, 1903 - February 1968
Pasadena, California
Alma Pearson
Jan 7, 1899 - May 1985
Fort Collins, Colorado
Ruth M Pearson
May 29, 1908 - Jan 14, 1988
Pittsburgh, PA
D M Pearson
Jul 27, 1926 - Oct 15, 1987
Gerda Pearson
Oct 13, 1893 - September 1977
Chicago, Illinois
Roxy L Pearson
Apr 5, 1910 - Oct 11, 2010
Bartlesville, OK

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