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Barbara (Parsley) McCracken (1921 - 1981)

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Barbara (Parsley) Mccracken
1921 - 1981
Born
1921
Death
December 1981
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London, Laurel County, Kentucky 40741
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Barbara (Parsley) McCracken was born in 1921. Her maiden name is Parsley and she married into the Mccracken family. She is the child of Ruth (Bowling) Parsley and Charles Parsley, with siblings Kathleen, Edna, Beulah, Conrad, Kenneth, and Hayward. She died in December 1981 at 60 years of age. We know that Barbara (Parsley) McCracken had been residing in London, Laurel County, Kentucky 40741.
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Barbara (Parsley) McCracken died in December 1981 at 60 years old. She was born in 1921. She is the child of Ruth (Bowling) Parsley and Charles Parsley, with siblings Kathleen, Edna, Beulah, Conrad, Kenneth, and Hayward. We know that Barbara (Parsley) McCracken had been residing in London, Laurel County, Kentucky 40741.
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In 1921, in the year that Barbara (Parsley) McCracken was born, on March 4, Warren G. Harding became President. Previously a U.S. Senator, Lieutenant Governor, and Ohio State Senator, Harding was a popular President. But many scandals plagued his short administration (he died in office after 2 and a half years), including the revelations of one of his mistresses and the Teapot Dome scandal. Historically, Harding is rated as one of the worst Presidents.

In 1952, when she was 31 years old, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1962, Barbara was 41 years old when on February 20th, Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth. The Friendship 7 flew three times around the earth in 4 hours and 55 minutes. At age 77, Glenn returned to space - the oldest person to fly in space.

In 1970, she was 49 years old when 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.

In 1981, in the year of Barbara (Parsley) McCracken's passing, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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