Catherine A Elson (1913 - 1992)

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Catherine A Elson
1913 - 1992
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April 4, 1913
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April 19, 1992
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16505
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Catherine A Elson was born on April 4, 1913. She died on April 19, 1992 at 79 years of age. We know that Catherine A Elson had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16505.
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Catherine A Elson passed away on April 19, 1992 at age 79. She was born on April 4, 1913. We have no information about Catherine's immediate family. We know that Catherine A Elson had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16505.

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In 1913, in the year that Catherine A Elson was born, the 17th Amendment, establishing the direct election of U.S. Senators, was adopted. Previously, Senators were elected by state legislatures. As early as 1826, a call to elect senators through popular vote was championed and previous to the 17th amendment, two states had already changed their process. Governors are still able to appoint senators to vacant seats until an election can be held.

In 1944, she was 31 years old when on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

In 1971, Catherine was 58 years old when in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

In 1989, she was 76 years old when on November 9th, the Berlin Wall fell. The Wall was built by the East Germans to keep East Berliners from escaping into West Berlin, separating families and friends. When the head of the East German Communist Party announced that day that East Berliners could cross whenever they pleased, happy crowds surged across the border. People brought tools and took parts of the hated wall.

In 1992, in the year of Catherine A Elson's passing, on February 1st, US President George Bush and President Boris Yeltsin of Russia jointly announced an end to the Cold War, proclaiming a new era of "friendship and partnership". At Camp David in Maryland, they reviewed ways to jointly reduce nuclear arms and support reforms in Russia but no agreement was reached at that meeting.

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