Vernon Grimes (1893 - 1973)

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Vernon Grimes
1893 - 1973
September 26, 1893
July 1973
Last Known Residence
Marquez, Leon County, Texas 77865
Vernon Grimes was born on September 26, 1893. He died in July 1973 at 79 years of age. We know that Vernon Grimes had been residing in Marquez, Leon County, Texas 77865.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Vernon Grimes died in July 1973 at age 79. He was born on September 26, 1893. We are unaware of information about Vernon's surviving family. We know that Vernon Grimes had been residing in Marquez, Leon County, Texas 77865.
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In 1893, in the year that Vernon Grimes was born, on March 4th, Grover Cleveland became the 24th President of the United States. On July 1st, President Cleveland was operated on for a non-cancerous tumor in his mouth. He chose to have the operation secretly because he didn't want to worsen the financial depression that was occurring at the time.

In 1919, at the age of 26 years old, Vernon was alive when in January, Nebraska was the 36th state to ratify the 18th Amendment, making it the law of the land. The 18th Amendment established Prohibition - a law against the production, transport, and sale of alcohol. Private consumption and possession were not prohibited. Several months later, the Volstead Act was passed, creating laws to enforce the Amendment. Bootlegging and bathtub gin followed.

In 1927, Vernon was 34 years old when the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1936, Vernon was 43 years old when on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1973, in the year of Vernon Grimes's passing, on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

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