Robert Earl Pezant

Male25 April 1929–12 July 2020

Brief Life History of Robert Earl

When Robert Earl Pezant was born on 25 April 1929, in Mississippi, United States, his father, William Paul "Willie" Pezant, was 23 and his mother, Eliza Jane "Babydoll" Rhodus, was 18. He had at least 1 son with Shirley Mae Pike. He lived in Magnolia, Pike, Mississippi, United States in 1930 and Beat 2, Pike, Mississippi, United States in 1940. He died on 12 July 2020, in North Oaks, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Tangipahoa Cemetery, Tangipahoa, Tangipahoa, Louisiana, United States.

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Robert Earl Pezant
Shirley Mae Pike
Stuart Jay Pezant

Sources (11)

  • Robert E Pezant in household of W P Pezant, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Robert Earl Pezant, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Bob Pezant in entry for Pezant Stuart Jay, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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World Events (8)

1931 · The Prehistoric Minnesota Woman

Age 2

The Minnesota Woman was the name given to the skeletal remains of a woman thought to be 8,000 years old found near Pelican Rapids. The bones were brought to the University of Minnesota for more study. Later, Dr. Albert Jenks identified them as the bones of a 15 or 16 year old woman. Scientists now recognize the girl as someone whose ancestors were Paleo-Indian and now her skeletal remains have been reburied in South Dakota, not available for further study.

1939 · First Oil Well in Mississippi Located in Yazoo County

Age 10

Fredric F. Mellen was a geologist that was surveyed a clay and minerals project. While doing this he instead struck oil and started the oil industry in Mississippi.

1964 · The Freedom Summer Murders

Age 35

In what is called the Freedom Summer Murders, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Mickey Schwerner, three civil rights workers, were shot in Neshoba County, Mississippi. They were campaigning to register African Americans in Mississippi to vote. It was determined that the murderers were members of the KKK and Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department.

Name Meaning

English: see Bessant .

Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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