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James Melvin Jr ButlerAge: 42 years19061948

James Melvin Jr Butler
Given names
James Melvin Jr
Birth March 3, 1906
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 9 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 10 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://goo.gl/CElxTx
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 11 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://goo.gl/nYVCtq
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 23 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://goo.gl/MgHbRM
MarriageElizabeth Minwal CatesView this family
August 8, 1934 (Age 28 years)
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 35 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://goo.gl/QfFDwG
Death October 31, 1948 (Age 42 years)
Family with Elizabeth Minwal Cates - View this family
Marriage: August 8, 1934Burlington, Alamance, North Carolina, USA

  1. Generation 1
    1. James Melvin Jr Butler was born on March 3, 1906 in Howellsville Twp, Robeson, North Carolina and died on October 31, 1948 in St. Pauls, Robeson, North Carolina at the age of 42. He married Elizabeth Minwal Cates, daughter of Walter Lee Cates and Minnie Elizabeth Rauhut, on August 8, 1934 in Burlington, Alamance, North Carolina. She was born on December 30, 1911 in Burlington, Alamance, North Carolina and died on March 24, 2002 in Seattle, King County, Washington at the age of 90.