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Clara Ashton (1898 - 1973)

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Clara Ashton
1898 - 1973
Born
October 8, 1898
Death
July 1973
Last Known Residence
Watonga, Blaine County, Oklahoma 73772
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Clara Ashton of Watonga, Blaine County, Oklahoma was born on October 8, 1898, and died at age 74 years old in July 1973.
Updated: November 7, 2011
Biography ID: 65796331

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Watonga, Blaine County, Oklahoma 73772
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Clara Ashton passed away at age 74 years old in July 1973. Clara Ashton of Watonga, Blaine County, Oklahoma was born on October 8, 1898.

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In 1898, in the year that Clara Ashton was born, on March 24th, Robert Allison of Pennsylvania became the first person to buy an American-built car. He bought a Winton, which he had seen in an advertisement in Scientific American. The Winton, built in Ohio, was made by hand and came with a leather roof, padded seats, gas lamps, and tires made by B.F. Goodrich.

In 1927, by the time she was 29 years old, 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1948, at the age of 50 years old, Clara was alive when on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1962, Clara was 64 years old when on February 20th, Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth. The Friendship 7 flew three times around the earth in 4 hours and 55 minutes. At age 77, Glenn returned to space - the oldest person to fly in space.

In 1973, in the year of Clara Ashton's passing, in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

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