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Samuel Pershall (1898 - 1980)

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Samuel Pershall
1898 - 1980
Born
April 4, 1898
Death
August 1980
Last Known Residence
Granite City, Madison County, Illinois 62040
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Samuel Pershall of Granite City, Madison County, Illinois was born on April 4, 1898, and died at age 82 years old in August 1980.
Updated: November 2, 2011
Biography ID: 47183590

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Samuel Pershall passed away at age 82 years old in August 1980. Samuel Pershall of Granite City, Madison County, Illinois was born on April 4, 1898.

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Samuel Pershall lived 7 years longer than the average Pershall family member when he died at the age of 82.
The average age of a Pershall family member is 75.
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1898 - 1980 World Events

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In 1898, in the year that Samuel Pershall was born, magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company controlled 84% of the oil and pipelines in the United States. Rockefeller grew Standard Oil through the merger of several other small oil companies throughout the U.S., creating a monopoly.

In 1951, by the time he was 53 years old, on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1968, by the time he was 70 years old, on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1977, when he was 79 years old, on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

In 1980, in the year of Samuel Pershall's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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