Wafford Humphries Merrell Jr (1935 - 2010)



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Mississippi State Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Section 5 Row 1 Site 5,
248 Honor Circle, Newton, Ms


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Brandon, Rankin County, Mississippi

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: MG

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1935 - In the year that Wafford Humphries Merrell Jr was born, the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

1939 - At the age of just 4 years old, Wafford was alive when on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

1946 - By the time this person was just 11 years old, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

1971 - Wafford was 36 years old when in March, Intel shipped the first microprocessor to Busicom, a Japanese manufacturer of calculators. The microprocessor has since allowed computers to become smaller and faster, leading to smaller and more versatile handheld devices, home computers, and supercomputers.

1996 - When this person was 61 years old, on July 5th, the first cloned mammal - "Dolly the Sheep" - was born in Scotland. She had three mothers. Dolly lived to be 6 years old and produced 6 lambs. Since, other sheep have been cloned as well as horses, pigs, deer, and bulls.

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Wafford Humphries Merrell Jr passed away on October 29, 2010 at 75 years old. No cause of death has been listed. Wafford was buried in Mississippi State Veterans Memorial Cemetery Section 5 Row 1 Site 5, Newton, Ms. Wafford was born on July 30, 1935. We have no information about Wafford's family. We know that Wafford Humphries Merrell Jr had been residing in Brandon, Rankin County, Mississippi.


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