Cecilia Taylor (1897 - 1947)

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Cecilia Taylor
1897 - 1947
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c. 1897
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January 26, 1947
Manhattan County, New York United States
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Cecilia Taylor was born c. 1897. She died on January 26, 1947 in New York at age 50.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Cecilia Taylor passed away on January 26, 1947 in New York at age 50. She was born c. 1897. We have no information about Cecilia's family or relationships.

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In 1897, in the year that Cecilia Taylor was born, in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

In 1903, at the age of only 6 years old, Cecilia was alive when the book The Souls of Black Folk, written by W. E. B. Du Bois, was published. Containing several essays on the African-American experience in America, much of the book was based on Du Bois' own life. The book was one of the very early works in the science of sociology.

In 1913, at the age of 16 years old, Cecilia was alive when Woodrow Wilson became the 28th President of the United States in March. Previously the Governor of New Jersey and President of Princeton University, he was the first Southerner to serve as President since Zachary Taylor, over 60 years previous. A Democrat, he led the U.S. during World War I and championed the League of Nations.

In 1920, Cecilia was 23 years old when Italian born factory worker Nicola Sacco and fish peddler Bartolomeo Vanzetti were picked up by police on May 5th in connection with the April 15th murder and robbery of a guard and a paymaster at the Slater and Morrill Shoe Company in South Braintree, Mass. Although in later years they were thought to be innocent, they were anarchists and were convicted of the crime and put to death.

In 1947, in the year of Cecilia Taylor's passing, on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

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