Catherine Henry (1901 - 1983)

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Catherine Henry
1901 - 1983
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September 12, 1901
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August 1983
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16508
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Catherine Henry was born on September 12, 1901. She died in August 1983 at 81 years of age. We know that Catherine Henry had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16508.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Catherine Henry died in August 1983 at age 81. She was born on September 12, 1901. We have no information about Catherine's family. We know that Catherine Henry had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16508.

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In 1901, in the year that Catherine Henry was born, John Pierpont "J. P." Morgan created U.S. Steel. J.P. Morgan was an American banker and financier who dominated U.S. business at this time. He had previously overseen the creation of General Electric, as well as International Harvester and AT&T. He has been referred to as America's greatest banker. U.S. Steel was the first billion dollar company in the world, worth $1.4 billion in 1901.

In 1919, when she was 18 years old, in Norfolk Virginia, the first rotary dial telephones were introduced by the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T), making it easier to make a call without an operator.

In 1927, she was 26 years old when the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1952, when she was 51 years old, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1983, in the year of Catherine Henry's passing, physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

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