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Walter Beverly EakinsAge: 85 years18991984

Name
Walter Beverly Eakins
Given names
Walter Beverly
Surname
Eakins
Birth April 7, 1899
Occupation
Transport Truck Driver

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 16 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 17 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 18 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Birth of a son
#1Walter Thomas Eakins
June 30, 1927 (Age 28 years)
Death of a sonWalter Thomas Eakins
July 5, 1927 (Age 28 years)
Cause: Premature birth
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 30 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 42 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 50 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Death of a wifeLizzie Mae Sights
December 3, 1973 (Age 74 years)
Cause: Heart
Burial of a wifeLizzie Mae Sights
December 5, 1973 (Age 74 years)
Cemetery: Fairmont Cemetery
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 46 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death April 19, 1984 (Age 85 years)
Cause of death: Heart Disease
Last change February 5, 201803:29:47

by: Donna Osiek
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Walter Beverly Eakins
Birth: April 7, 1899Kentucky, United States
Death: April 19, 1984Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States
wife
Lizzie Mae Sights
Birth: November 15, 1901 20 21
Death: December 3, 1973Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States
son
Walter Thomas Eakins
Birth: June 30, 1927 28 25Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States
Death: July 5, 1927Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States
daughter
Private
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Walter Beverly Eakins
Birth: April 7, 1899Kentucky, United States
Death: April 19, 1984Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States
wife
Private

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