William Pettyjohn (1902 - 1980)

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William Pettyjohn
1902 - 1980
updated February 06, 2019
William Pettyjohn was born on July 10, 1902. He died in March 1980 at 77 years of age. We know that William Pettyjohn had been residing in Pottersville, Howell County, Missouri 65790.


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William Pettyjohn died in March 1980 at 77 years old. He was born on July 10, 1902. There is no information about William's immediate family. We know that William Pettyjohn had been residing in Pottersville, Howell County, Missouri 65790.
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In 1902, in the year that William Pettyjohn was born, the Bureau of the Census was established. This was the government department that was a boon to family historians - it, even now, is responsible for taking the census and provides demographic information and analyses about the population of the United States.

In 1917, at the age of only 15 years old, William was alive when it is believed that a worldwide influenza pandemic began in Asia. By 1920, it is estimated that 50 - 100 million died throughout the world (3 - 5% of the population). In the U.S. alone, 500,000 perished from what came to be called the Spanish Flu or the 1918 flu.

In 1938, when he was 36 years old, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1965, William was 63 years old when on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1980, in the year of William Pettyjohn'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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Apr 22, 1921 - October 1975
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Mar 4, 1923 - May 29, 1997
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Sep 11, 1895 - September 1976
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Jun 11, 1902 - October 1985
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Jun 23, 1917 - Apr 26, 2007
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Timothy A Pettyjohn
Oct 15, 1961 - Jan 16, 2005
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Earl F Pettyjohn
Jun 5, 1913 - Feb 4, 2002
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Albert Pettyjohn
Jul 18, 1901 - November 1966
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John A Pettyjohn
Nov 24, 1906 - Dec 11, 1991
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Charlie Pettyjohn
Sep 6, 1926 - July 1985
Antlers, Oklahoma
Doris Helen Pettyjohn
Apr 24, 1937 - Jul 6, 2011
Whitesboro, Oklahoma
Janice B Pettyjohn
Nov 21, 1951 - Nov 5, 1998
Vera Pettyjohn
Mar 17, 1915 - Nov 8, 2007
Paris, Texas
Louie Pettyjohn
Feb 13, 1910 - November 1963
Marvin T Pettyjohn
Nov 22, 1905 - Jan 12, 1994
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Jessie Pettyjohn
Sep 11, 1900 - May 1987
Norman, Oklahoma
Eileen Mae Pettyjohn
May 23, 1924 - Jun 27, 2011
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