Tom Eskridge (1904 - 1987)

Tom Eskridge
1904 - 1987
updated February 06, 2019
Tom Eskridge was born on December 19, 1904. He died in July 1987 at age 82. We know that Tom Eskridge had been residing in Milton Freewater, Umatilla County, Oregon 97862.
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Tom Eskridge passed away in July 1987 at 82 years old. He was born on December 19, 1904. We are unaware of information about Tom's family or relationships. We know that Tom Eskridge had been residing in Milton Freewater, Umatilla County, Oregon 97862.
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In 1904, in the year that Tom Eskridge was born, the "Teddy's Bear" was first produced. After seeing a political cartoon of President Teddy Roosevelt refusing to kill a clubbed and tied up bear, Jewish Russian immigrant Morris Michtom - who owned a candy shop and sold stuffed animals that he and his wife made at night at the store - made a "Teddy's Bear" and put it in his shop's window. The stuffed bears were an immediate success and Michtom and his wife went on to found the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co.

In 1911, at the age of only 7 years old, Tom was alive when Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, along with four fellow Norwegian explorers. After hearing that Peary had beaten him to the North Pole, Amundsen decided to tackle the South Pole. On December 14th, he succeeded.

In 1923, at the age of 19 years old, Tom was alive when on September 1, an earthquake - the Great Kanto earthquake - destroyed one-third of Tokyo. Measuring 7.9 and with a reported duration of between 4 and 10 minutes, casualties totaled about 142,800 deaths, including about 40,000 who went missing and were presumed dead.

In 1958, when he was 54 years old, on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1987, in the year of Tom Eskridge's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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