Clara Afton (1874 - 1972)

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Clara Afton
1874 - 1972
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November 15, 1874
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October 1972
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Brookville, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania 15825
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Clara Afton was born on November 15, 1874. According to her family tree, she married William Afton and they later divorced. She married Elizabeth Ann Afton. She died in October 1972 at age 97. We know that Clara Afton had been residing in Brookville, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania 15825.
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Clara Afton passed away in October 1972 at age 97. She was born on November 15, 1874. According to her family tree, she married William Afton and they later divorced. She would also marry Elizabeth Ann Afton. We know that Clara Afton had been residing in Brookville, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania 15825.

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In 1874, in the year that Clara Afton was born, on November 4th, the Democratic Party regained control of the US House of Representatives - the first time since 1860. The Democrats now held 183 seats - up 94 - and the Republicans held 106 - down 93.

In 1930, by the time she was 56 years old, as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1955, at the age of 81 years old, Clara was alive when on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1965, when she was 91 years old, from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

In 1972, in the year of Clara Afton's passing, on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

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