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Luther Lee Arnold  Sr.

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James Albert Arnold
10/12/1858 - 7/10/1934

Margaret Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Jones
1861 - 1955
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Luther Lee Arnold Sr.
12/31/1894 - 11/27/1956
Luther Lee Arnold, Sr., was born on December 31, 1894 in Dyersburg, Tennessee and died on November 27, 1956 in Independence, Missouri. He lived to be 61 years old.

Died at the Mount Vernon Sanatorium for Tubercolusis. As a child, he moved with his parents to Charleston and, about 1920, he moved to Chaffee, MO. He had five children and two stepchildren (Leslie Spink and Mrs. Ted Simpher).
Census6/19/1900 Jackson Ward TN (Madison County) 5 yrs old 
Recorded as family #210: Albert J. Arnold (age 41, born 10/1858), Lizzie S. (wife, age 37, born 6/1869), Annie (daughter, age 18, born 8/1881), Robert (son, age 14, born 7/1886), Lois (daughter, age 13, born 3/1887), Luther (son, age 6, born 9/1894) and Clara (daughter, age 2, born 1/1898). Albert's father was born in Indiana while everyone else and their parents were born in TN. Albert is employed as a tinkerman, Annie is working for Follen Mills and Robert is employed as a driver. The parents and older children can read and write and the younger children are attending school. Lizzie has given birth to 7 children and 5 are still living. 
Census6/19/1910 Jackson Ward 2 TN (Madison County) 15 yrs old 
Recorded as house #204: James A Arnold (age 52), Lizzie (wife, age 48), Robert (son, age 24), Lois (daughter, age 22), Luther (son, age 16), Clyde (son, age 5), and Edward Lenn (boarder, age 54). James and Lizzie have been married for 32 years and Lizzie has given birth to seven children (six are still living). All were born in TN except Lizzie's mother who is listed as "unknown". Edward Len was born in KY as were his parents. James is working as a timber cutter, Robert is working as a grader in the spoke factory and Luther is working as a painter at the railroad shop. Luther has not been attending school. James has not worked during the last 52 weeks. Both of his sons have never missed work. Edward is working as a trimmer at a tin shop.  
Census4/4/1930 St. Louis MO  35 yrs old 
Recorded as household #2428: Luther Arnold (age 38), Annie (wife, age 35), Elsie (daughter, age 15), Glendola (daughter, age 4 yrs, 11 months), Junior Lee (son, age 3 years). Luther estimates the value of his estate to be $26. Luther and his parents were born in Tennessee. Annie and her parents were born in Missouri. All of the children were born in Missouri. Luther, Annie and Elsie can read and write. Luther is employed as a wiper at the auto plant and he is not a veteran. 

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1 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
3 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
6 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
6 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
7 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
8 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
9 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
10 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
12 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
12 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
12 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
18 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
19 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
20 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
29 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
29 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
30 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
32 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
33 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
34 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
42 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
44 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
52 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
53 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
57 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
58 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
14 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
18 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
19 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
23 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
25 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
44 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
45 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
47 1941 NEWS HEADLINES: December 7, 1941 -- Japan launches a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and the US officially declares war on Japan the following day. World War II begins for American soldiers.
56 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
61 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
15 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
16 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
33 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
35 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
36 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
38 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
39 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected president under his "New Deal" campaign. Frances Perkins becomes the first woman to hold a cabinet post when FDR appoints her secretary of labor. On December 5, the 21st Amendment is added to the Constitution, repealing Prohibition. Drinks for everyone!
40 1934 Farm families must leave the dust bowl-stricken Great Plains areas. The dust bowl includes areas in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada and Arkansas. Radio picks up the "Okie" songs. In all, 400,000 people leave the Great Plains.
40 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
41 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
45 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
49 1943 Japanese Americans are relocated to internment camps; Almost 400,000 coal miners go on strike; Race riots break out in Los Angeles and Detroit.
50 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
51 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
60 1954 The nationally televised McCarthy hearings lead to Senator Joseph McCarthy's downfall; Segregation by race in schools is declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court; Congress adds the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance and requires "In God We Trust" to appear on all American currency.
15 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
20 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
23 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
25 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
26 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.
44 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
45 1939 Hitler takes over all of Czechoslovakia. On Sept. 1st, Germany invades Poland. On Sept. 3rd, Great Britain and France declare war on Germany. World War II has begun.
51 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.

Grace Webb
Born about 1884 and died about 1921
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Martha Johnson
Born on April 15, 1895 and died on December 12, 1974.
They were married 3/21/1920.

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The Children of Luther Lee Arnold Sr.

Elsie Arnold
Born in Qulin, Missouri on March 3, 1915 and died in Chaffee, Missouri on November 24, 2007. She was 92 years old.

Elsie Freeman, 92, of Chaffee died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007, at her home. She was born March 3, 1915, in Qulin, Mo., daughter of Luther and Grace Webb Arnold. She married Gaines Woodrow Freeman o...
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Wilma Irene Arnold
Born in an unknown place on May 11, 1916 and died in Poplar Bluff, Missouri on January 18, 2004. She was 87 years old.

At this time, it has not been confirmed that our Luther Lee Arnold is the same Luther Arnold that was her father. ...
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Martha Mae Arnold
Born in Chaffee, Missouri on January 11, 1921 and died in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on May 6, 2003. She was 82 years old.

She and Ray Surface were married Feb. 2, 1936. He died Oct. 28, 1959. She and John Sheeley were married May 22, 1965. He died March 9, 1966.

She retired as a machine operator at Thorngate ...
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78 years old
Luther Lee Arnold Jr.
Born in Qulin, Missouri on March 27, 1927 and died in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on August 14, 2007. He was 80 years old.

He served his country 23 years in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict. He also taught shop classes at Chaffee High School in MO. Later he was a friendly shuttle bus...
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