Tamer Wheat (1887 - 1979)

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Ocean Springs, Jackson County, Mississippi

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Bryant Carl Wheat

Bryant Carl Wheat

Gertrude & Lillian Gaffney; John Russell, John Wheat

Gertrude & Lillian Gaffney; John Russell, John Wheat

Rebecca Ann Wheat-Markley-Larimore

Rebecca Ann Wheat-Markley-Larimore

Garrett Sisters, husbands and children

Garrett Sisters, husbands and children

William Franklin & Rose Gregory Family

William Franklin & Rose Gregory Family

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1887 - In the year that Tamer Wheat was born, on January 20th, the US Senate gave the US Navy the right to lease Pearl Harbor as a naval base. Pearl Harbor is on the island of Oahu, a part of the Hawaiian Islands. The Navy was given direction to maintain "a coaling and repair station" at the harbor.

1915 - Tamer was 28 years old when in May, the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German torpedo. The Lusitania was a British passenger ship that was sailing from New York to Liverpool England. She sank in 18 minutes - 1,198 died and 761 survived. While travelers were the main casualty - and commodity - the Lusitania did carry wartime weapons. "Remember the Lusitania" became the rallying cry of World War 1.

1957 - Tamer was 70 years old when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

1964 - At the age of 77 years old, Tamer was alive when on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

1979 - In the year of Tamer Wheat's passing, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

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Tamer Wheat passed away in October 1979 at 92 years old. No cause of death has been listed for Tamer. Tamer was born on May 15, 1887. There is no information about Tamer's immediate family. We know that Tamer Wheat had been residing in Ocean Springs, Jackson County, Mississippi.

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