Born in Richford, New York in 1839, John Davison Rockefeller was the second child of his parents and had five siblings. He did not have an easy and wealthy childhood as his father was a part-time salesman and a full-time philanderer. Therefore, his mother always struggled hard for their livelihood and her first son had to stay away from his family to make more money for lengthy periods. Young Rockefeller helped with the general household chores and also earned extra income by raising turkeys and selling potatoes and candy. People described the young Rockefeller as a well-mannered, earnest and studious boy.
To truly understand Elvis Presley one must first understand his early life. Elvis Presley was born on January 8, 1935 at 4:35am (Watson 4). Elvis had a twin brother, but, he died when he was born (Petersen). In 1937, Elvis’ dad, Vernon, was sent to jail because of forgery and served a three-year sentence (Watson 15). When Elvis’ dad was sent to jail, his mom couldn’t afford their
John Madden was born on April 10th, 1936 in Austin, Minnesota to Earl Russell Madden and Mary Margaret Flaherty. While living in Austin his father worked as a mechanic. He later moved to Daly City, California with his family in 1942 after living in Minnesota for about six years. In California his dad worked on airplanes as a mechanic. John Madden went to High School at Jefferson High School in Daly City, California and was a three sport star in baseball, basketball, and football.
John Wayne Gacy was born in Chicago, Illinois on March 17, 1942. He was born to John Stanley Gacy and Marion Elaine Robinson. John Wayne Gacy is only son of three children. He grew up very close to his mother and his two sisters. His father was an alcoholic and was very abusive to his wife and kids.
It all started with the ambition to be like his father and understand how to be like him. John Wayne Gacy was born on March 17, 1942. Gacy did not have the best childhood growing up. His father was a drunk and repeatedly beat his siblings and him with a razor strap and was said to have physically assaulted his mother too. Gacy’s sister, Karen, said that they learned to toughen up and not cry during the beatings.
John F Kennedy was born May 29th, 1917 in Brookline Massachusetts. He was one of nine children and his father became a very successful businessman and his family lived a very comfortable life. As a young man he attended a boarding school for boys in Connecticut. He played many sports and enjoyed reading. He wasn't
On October 3, 1974, at around 10:45 pm, Elton Hymon and Leslie Wright of the Memphis Police Department were responding to a “prowler on the inside” call. They made the scene and observed a woman in the house next to the intended home of the call. She was standing on her front porch pointing at the house. She advised that she had heard glass breaking and someone was breaking into the house next door. As Wright showed both officers on the scene on his radio to dispatch, Hymon went to the rear of the house. Hymon heard what sounded like a door slamming shut. He then saw someone run across the backyard. The person running was later identified as Edward Garner. Garner was moving towards a 6-foot high chain at the end of the yard. Hymon shined his flashlight in Garner’s direction so that he could see his face and hands. Hymon was “reasonably sure” that he did not see a weapon in Garner’s hands. To Hymon Garner appeared to be 17 or 18 years old and about 5’5 to 5’7 feet tall. Hymon began to give verbal commands of “Police,” “halt” as he walked towards Garner because it appeared that he about climbed the fence. Garner disregarded the command and started to rise to elude police. With the belief that Garner would get away if he made it to the other side of the fence, Hymon shot him. Hymon shot Garner in the back of the head. He was taken in the ambulance to the hospital where he later died on the operating table.
On March 17, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, John Wayne Gacy, Jr. was born to John Wayne Gacy, Sr. and Marion Elaine Robinson as the second of three children. Gacy was very close to his mother and sisters as a child, but had a very troubled relationship with his alcoholic father because he was abusive. He was struck in the head when he was 11, forming a blood clot that caused him to suffer blackouts beginning when he was 16. Other than the issues with his father and the blood clot, John Wayne Gacy lived a seemingly normal childhood. He attended four high schools in four years, eventually dropping out and moving to Las Vegas.
Steven Grover Cleveland was born in Caldwell, New Jersey on March 18,1837. Grover Cleveland’s family consisted of his 5 sisters and 3 brothers. He stopped using his first name because he thought Grover sounded more important than Steven. Grover’s father was a minister and taught him religious studies. While information on his mom was not listed.
Two of his sons went to California during the gold rush and one eventually became a barber and farmer (Richard) and the other became a scoundrel (Henry). The other two of his boy actually made something of themselves. John Rapier, Jr. had many adventures during his life traveling the world going to places such as Nicaragua, Cuba, Haiti, and Canada. He had originally had racist views of black people when he lived on the islands (183). Eventually he moved back to the states and went to medical school and served as a surgeon in the Army during the Civil War and his views changed.
I picked to write about Alvin Ailey because I feel like this is the decade and generation that his legacy died in because when it comes to dance no one thinks of Ailey as the founding father his dancing is a lost art.. Alvin Ailey was an amazing dancer and choreographer with his own unique dance style. His talent was referenced in Fresh Prince of Bel Air and a different world his style is what makes him stand out from other choreographers. Alvin Ailey was not born with his name in lights he had a rough beginning. Born in Rogers, Texas on January 5th 1931 as Alvin Ailey Jr. His father was a laborer and he left when Ailey was less than one year old, his mother Lula Elizabeth Ailey was only 17 years old when she gave birth to him. She was very
Ronald Ervin McNair was born to Carl and Pearl McNair on October 21, 1950, in Lake City, South Carolina, a quaint little town that was typical of most pre-Civil Rights-era rural towns. The house in which he was born had neither running water nor electricity. He had two brothers Eric and Carl Jr. The McNairs were a highly industrious couple who taught their sons by words, examples, and deeds. The three boys were never asked or expected to do more than they witnessed their parents doing to provide for the family.
Scientist, diplomat, and inventor are three elements that describe Benjamin Franklin. Many people know that Benjamin Franklin studied electricity, but he did so much more. As a well known diplomat, Ben Franklin, showed Americans that they should be freed from British rule by fighting for their freedom. He left a lasting legacy as a Revolutionary War hero, a founding father, and a great scientist.