Carmelita Dresel (1894 - 1976)



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Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

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1894 - In the year that Carmelita Dresel was born, on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

1907 - Carmelita was merely 13 years old when radiometric dating, a recently discovered technology that could date rocks, found that the earth was 2.2 billion years old which was dramatically older than previously thought. Later refinements and advancements in science would date the age of the earth at over 4.5 billion years.

1911 - By the time she was 17 years old, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, along with four fellow Norwegian explorers. After hearing that Peary had beaten him to the North Pole, Amundsen decided to tackle the South Pole. On December 14th, he succeeded.

1974 - At the age of 80 years old, Carmelita was alive when on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

1976 - In the year of Carmelita Dresel's passing, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

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Carmelita Dresel passed away in December 1976 at 82 years of age. No cause of death has been listed for Carmelita. She was born on March 6, 1894. There is no information about Carmelita's family or relationships. We know that Carmelita Dresel had been residing in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon.


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