Anna M Cookson (1919 - 2006)

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Anna M Cookson
1919 - 2006
March 8, 1919
May 29, 2006
Last Known Residence
Havana, Mason County, Illinois 62644
Anna M Cookson of Havana, Mason County, Illinois was born on March 8, 1919, and died at age 87 years old on May 29, 2006.
Updated: November 2, 2011

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Havana, Mason County, Illinois 62644
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Anna Cookson passed away at age 87 years old on May 29, 2006. Anna M Cookson of Havana, Mason County, Illinois was born on March 8, 1919.

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Anna M Cookson lived 18 years longer than the average Cookson family member when she died at the age of 87.
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In 1919, in the year that Anna M Cookson was born, the "Black Sox Scandal" rocked baseball fans during the World Series. Eight players on the Chicago White Sox were accused of throwing the World Series, thus allowing the Cincinnati Reds to win, and making money off of the losses. All of the players were found not guilty by a jury but the fallout lasted for decades. The players were banned from baseball even though they were found innocent.

In 1941, at the age of 22 years old, Anna was alive when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1957, at the age of 38 years old, Anna was alive when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1977, Anna was 58 years old when on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

In 1980, she was 61 years old when on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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