Joseph Dwight Coburn

26 July 1953–July 2007 (Age 53)
Pensacola, Escambia, Florida, United States

The Life of Joseph Dwight

When Joseph Dwight Coburn was born on 26 July 1953, in Pensacola, Escambia, Florida, United States, his father, Lewis Henry Coburn, was 45 and his mother, Jewel Christine Bennett, was 32. He died in July 2007, in his hometown, at the age of 54.

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Family Time Line

Lewis Henry Coburn
1907–1958
Jewel Christine Bennett
1921–1981
James H Coburn
1937–
Janett Coburn
1939–
William "Bill" Earl Coburn
1941–
Robert "Bobby" Lewis Coburn
1943–2014
Ronald "Ronnie" Wayne Coburn
1951–2014
Joseph Dwight Coburn
1953–2007

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World Events (8)

1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 2

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.
1962 · The Cuban Missile Crisis

Age 9

"One of the most direct confrontations of the Cold War was the Cuban Missile Crisis in October of 1962, which primarily took place just south of Florida. Soviet Leader Nikita Khrushchev had crafted a secret agreement with Cuba (under Fidel Castro) to create nuclear missiles in Cuba to deter further invasions. U.S. intelligence agents discovered evidence of this activity, so President Kennedy issued an official warning against Cuba's creation of these weapons. Cuba and the Soviet Union did not comply. After much debate regarding the correct course of action, Kennedy opted to create a naval ""quarantine"" around Cuba. This initiated a series of intense communications between Kennedy and Khrushchev, both publicly and directly. The conflict escalated to the point that a U.S jet was shot down over Cuba as the countries made increasingly stern ultimatums. Kennedy instructed the Soviets to remove missiles with the promise that the U.S. would not attack Cuba, and the Soviets agreed."
1968

Age 15

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. , is assassinated in Memphis, Tenn.

Name Meaning

1 Northern English and Scottish: variant of Cockburn , reflecting the pronunciation.2 Altered spelling of German Kobern.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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