Ann E Decoursey (1920 - 1997)

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Ann E Decoursey
1920 - 1997
updated February 06, 2019
Ann E Decoursey was born on September 27, 1920. She died on May 31, 1997 at 76 years old. We know that Ann E Decoursey had been residing in Mission, Johnson County, Kansas.


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Ann E Decoursey passed away on May 31, 1997 at 76 years of age. She was born on September 27, 1920. We have no information about Ann's immediate family. We know that Ann E Decoursey had been residing in Mission, Johnson County, Kansas.
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In 1920, in the year that Ann E Decoursey was born, on November 2, radio station KDKA began broadcasting in Pittsburgh, PA. This was the first commercial radio broadcast in the United States. Westinghouse, a leading manufacturer of radios and the backer of the station, chose the date because of the Presidential election. People liked it because they could hear about the results of the election between Harding and Cox before the morning papers arrived. Four years later, there were 600 commercial stations broadcasting in the U.S.

In 1933, Ann was just 13 years old when the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

In 1957, Ann was 37 years old when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1987, at the age of 67 years old, Ann was alive when on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

In 1997, in the year of Ann E Decoursey's passing, on August 31st, Princess Diana of Great Britain was killed when her car crashed into a pillar in the tunnel under the Pont de l'Alma bridge in Paris. The car she was riding in was trying to evade the paparazzi but it was also discovered later that the driver of the car, who was also killed, had three times the legal limit of alcohol which likely contributed to the accident.

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Edwin Decoursey
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Frank Decoursey
Sep 10, 1885 - September 1967
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Thomas Decoursey
Apr 17, 1954 - August 1986
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James W Decoursey
Nov 28, 1927 - Oct 23, 2001
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