Clara Devilliers (1876 - 1941)

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Clara Devilliers
1876 - 1941
updated February 06, 2019
Clara Devilliers was born around 1876. She died on May 21, 1941 in New York at 65 years of age.

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Clara Devilliers died on May 21, 1941 in New York at 65 years of age. She was born around 1876. There is no information about Clara's family or relationships.
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1876 - 1941 World Events

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In 1876, in the year that Clara Devilliers was born, on July 4th, the United States celebrated its centennial. There were parades, music, speeches and fireworks - even in Union Square in New York City. Suffragettes also marched for equal rights and the vote for women.

In 1890, when she was only 14 years old, on July 3rd, Idaho became the 43rd state in the United States. On July 10th, Wyoming became the 44th state.

In 1927, when she was 51 years old, 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 1933, at the age of 57 years old, Clara was alive when the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

In 1941, in the year of Clara Devilliers's passing, on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

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around 1874 - Sep 26, 1910
Veronica Devilliers
around 1917 - Dec 2, 1934
Victor Devilliers
around 1887 - Jun 16, 1944
Joseph Devillio
around 1878 - May 15, 1936
Joseph C DeVillis
around 1904 - Oct 6, 1905
Joseph C DeVillis
around 1879 - Mar 10, 1912
Sadie DeVillis
around 1906 - May 16, 1914
Santa DeVillo
around 1928  - Aug 16, 1928
Virginia Devillo
around 1936 - May 6, 1939
Louis Devillon
around 1865 - Oct 21, 1938
Edward Devims
around 1901 - Nov 15, 1902
Amy Devin
around 1891 - Jun 3, 1895
Annie Devin
around 1830 - Nov 1, 1896
Annie Devin
around 1862 - Nov 15, 1904
Bernard Devin
around 1827 - May 27, 1897
Catherine Devin
around 1910  - Dec 9, 1910
Clara S Devin
around 1880 - Jul 29, 1892
David Devin
around 1859 - Apr 28, 1903
Dorothy Devin
around 1896 - May 27, 1903
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