Barbara (Lakso) Mion (1929 - 2005)

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Barbara (Lakso) Mion
1929 - 2005
updated February 06, 2019
Barbara (Lakso) Mion was born on July 26, 1929 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She was born into the Lakso family and married into the Mion family. She was born to Nikolai Lakso and Erma Mae (Ryder) Lakso, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree. Barbara married Remo Mion on June 19, 1954 and they later divorced in 1981. She died on December 16, 2005 in Kalamazoo, Michigan at 76 years of age.


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Barbara (Lakso) Mion

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Barb, Mummu




Barbara Mion was born on in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan United States


Barbara Mion died on in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan United States

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Finnish and Dutch

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Student, Northern Michigan University, 1952. Bachelor, Western Michigan University, 1954.


Editor, reporter Notes and Quotes, 1st National Bank, Kalamazoo, 1948-1949; various positions, Kalamazoo Gazette, 1952-1955; freelance writer, Catholic Weekly, Flint, Michigan, 1965-1977; news editor, reporter, Catholic Weekly, Flint, Michigan, 1977-1978; freelance writer, Flint, 1982-1991; freelance writer/photographer, Catholic Weekly, Saginaw, Michigan, since 1991. Public, reporter Focus News, Kalamazoo, 1966-1982.

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alamazoo, 1990-1992. Member Log Cabin Society Michigan (board directors since 1991).

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Barbara (Lakso) Mion & Remo Mion

June 19, 1954 - 1981
Cause of Separation: Divorce
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Remo Mion
1929 - 1992
Oshtemo, MI, United States


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Barbara (Lakso) Mion passed away on December 16, 2005 in Kalamazoo, Michigan at 76 years of age. Barbara was born on July 26, 1929 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She was born to Nikolai Lakso and Erma Mae (Ryder) Lakso, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree. She married Remo Mion on June 19, 1954 and they later divorced in 1981.
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1929 - 2005 World Events

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In 1929, in the year that Barbara (Lakso) Mion was born, on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

In 1933, when she was only 4 years old, Frances Perkins became the first woman to hold a cabinet-level position, appointed by President Roosevelt to serve as Secretary of Labor. She told him that her priorities would be a 40-hour work week, a minimum wage, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, abolition of child labor, direct federal aid to the states for unemployment relief, Social Security, a revitalized federal employment service, and universal health insurance. President Roosevelt approved of all of them and most them were implemented during his terms as President. She served until his death in 1945.

In 1951, at the age of 22 years old, Barbara was alive when on February 27th, the 22nd Amendment to the US Constitution (which limited the number of terms a president may serve to two) was ratified by 36 states, making it a part of the U.S. Constitution. The Amendment was both a reaction to the 4 term Roosevelt presidency and also the recognition of a long-standing tradition in American politics.

In 1961, Barbara was 32 years old when on January 20th, John F. Kennedy became the 35th President of the United States. He had previously been a U.S. Senator and a Congressman, both from the state of Massachusetts, as well as a Naval lieutenant in World War II.

In 1970, by the time she was 41 years old, on April 10th, Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles. (John Lennon had previously told the band that he was leaving but hadn't publicly announced it.) By the end of the year, each Beatle had his own album.

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