Beatrice Collins (1912 - 2010)

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Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
Section C-97 Row D Site 12,
20953 West Hoff Road, Elwood, Il

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Branch of service: Us Army Air Forces
Rank attained: PFC
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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1912 - In the year that Beatrice Collins was born, New Mexico became the 47th state of the Union in January. Previously a province of Mexico, then a territory of the United States and mostly populated by Native Americans and Mexicans, once it became a U.S. territory it was increasingly colonized by European-American settlers. Its population was over 327,000 when it became a state.

1935 - When she was 23 years old, on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

1948 - Beatrice was 36 years old when on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

1963 - When she was 51 years old, on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

1987 - Beatrice was 75 years old when was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Beatrice Collins passed away on October 30, 2010 at age 97. There is no listed cause of death for Beatrice. She was buried in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Section C-97 Row D Site 12, Elwood, Il. She was born on December 23, 1912. We have no information about Beatrice's surviving family.

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