Bernice W Sumners (1917 - 1994)

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Bernice W Sumners
1917 - 1994
September 15, 1917
October 30, 1994
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Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri 65301
Bernice W Sumners of Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri was born on September 15, 1917, and died at age 77 years old on October 30, 1994.
Updated: October 6, 2011

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Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri 65301
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Bernice Sumners passed away at age 77 years old on October 30, 1994. Bernice W Sumners of Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri was born on September 15, 1917.

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Bernice W Sumners lived 4 years longer than the average Sumners family member when she died at the age of 77.
The average age of a Sumners family member is 73.

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1917 - 1994 World Events

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In 1917, in the year that Bernice W Sumners was born, on July 28, between ten and fifteen thousand blacks silently walked down New York City's Fifth Avenue to protest racial discrimination and violence. Lynchings in Waco Texas and hundreds of African-Americans killed in East St. Louis Illinois had sparked the protest. Picket signs said "Mother, do lynchers go to heaven?" "Mr. President, why not make America safe for democracy?" "Thou shalt not kill." "Pray for the Lady Macbeth's of East St. Louis" and "Give us a chance to live."

In 1959, at the age of 42 years old, Bernice was alive when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1963, at the age of 46 years old, Bernice was alive when 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.

In 1971, Bernice was 54 years old when on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

In 1994, in the year of Bernice W Sumners's passing, on May 6th, the Channel Tunnel or "Chunnel" was officially opened. The Chunnel is a railway tunnel beneath the English Channel that connects Great Britain to mainland France. Original plans for such a tunnel were developed in 1802 and approved by Napoleon Bonaparte but the British rejected the plan fearing that Napoleon would use the railway to invade.

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