104 - Edgar Lee Tippit - Red Oak Cemetery - Blossom, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 33° 40.756 W 095° 19.328
15S E 284730 N 3729015
Quick Description: Edgar Lee Tippit was born in 1902, the year that Cuba gained its independence from the United States.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 8/6/2015 8:10:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMPC2K
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member woolsox
Views: 1

Long Description:
Mr. Tippit's modern, gray, granite headstone has detail on it to give it a clamshell motif. It is flanked by two granite vases, and the family name, "Tippit", is on the reverse. On the front is couple on a path to the gates of Heaven, and underneath is "Married Sept 14, 1944" on a scroll. As of this posting, the second Mrs. Tippit is still with us, but space is prepared for the future:

Mary Lee Daniels
September 26, 1919

Mr. Tippit's personal information is:

Edgar Lee
January 26, 1902
February 24, 2006

He was the father of Officer J.D. Tippit, a forgotten casualty of the events of November 22, 1963. After Lee Harvey Oswald fled Dealey Plaza, he was stopped by Officer Tippit in Oak Cliff, as Oswald was a match for radio reports regarding a suspect in the presidential assassination. Oswald was walking along Tenth Street, and Tippit questioned him through a lowered window in his patrol car. After Tippit left his vehicle to question Oswald further, Oswald shot Tippit three times, followed by a fourth shot to the head after Tippit fell to the ground.

Significant events in his lifetime include:

1902 - The first teddy bear is produced.
1912 - Lawrence Oates, a member of Scott's South Pole expedition, leaves the tent saying, "I am just going outside and may be some time."
1922 - Pope Pius XI takes over from Pope Benedict XV.
1932 - The Lindbergh baby is kidnapped and later found dead.
1942 - Anne Frank begins her diary.
1952 - Anne Frank's diary is published.
1962 - AT&T's Telstar, the world's first commercial communications satellite, was launched into orbit and activated the next day.
1972 - Marlon Brando and Al Pacino star in "The Godfather."
1982 - Michael Jackson releases "Thriller," the biggest selling album of all time.
1992 - Microsoft releases Windows 3.1.
2002 - Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is kidnapped and later murdered in Pakistan.
2006 - NASA launches the New Horizons probe to Pluto, which was still a regular planet at the time.
Location of Headstone: Red Oak Cemetery - Blossom, TX

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