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Caroline Sprenkle (1892 - 1980)

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Caroline Sprenkle
1892 - 1980
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June 3, 1892
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June 1980
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Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 01821
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Caroline Sprenkle was born on June 3, 1892. She died in June 1980 at 87 years old. We know that Caroline Sprenkle had been residing in Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 01821.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Caroline Sprenkle passed away in June 1980 at 87 years old. She was born on June 3, 1892. There is no information about Caroline's family. We know that Caroline Sprenkle had been residing in Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 01821.
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In 1892, in the year that Caroline Sprenkle was born, on October 5th, the Dalton Gang was shot. The Gang was attempting to rob two banks - simultaneously - in Coffeyville Kansas but word spread of the robberies and townspeople with guns greeted them when they left the banks. Four members of the gang were killed - only Emmett Dalton survived his wounds and spent 14 years in prison.

In 1910, by the time she was 18 years old, the Mexican revolution began. Dictator Porfirio Díaz had ruled for 35 years and was nationally unpopular. When elections were held in 1910 and a rigged election kept Diaz in office. The uprising began - and lasted for another 10 years.

In 1950, she was 58 years old when on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1968, at the age of 76 years old, Caroline was alive when on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1980, in the year of Caroline Sprenkle's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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