Clara Patton

(1890 - 1978)

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Clara Patton
1890 - 1978
Born
August 29, 1890
Death
April 1978
Last Known Residence
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois 62704
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Clara Patton was born on August 29, 1890. She died in April 1978 at age 87. We know that Clara Patton had been residing in Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois 62704.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Clara Patton passed away in April 1978 at 87 years old. She was born on August 29, 1890. We are unaware of information about Clara's family. We know that Clara Patton had been residing in Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois 62704.

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In 1890, in the year that Clara Patton was born, on June 1st, the U.S. Census Bureau started tabulating census returns with punch cards. Herman Hollerith's "tabulating machine" used punch cards to more quickly compute census information, taking the time to get census results from 8 years in 1880 to 6 years for the 1890 census. Hollerith's company eventually became IBM.

In 1912, by the time she was 22 years old, the Girl Scouts of the USA was started by Juliette Gordon Low with the help of Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Boy Scouts in Great Britain. She said after a meeting with Baden-Powell, "I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!" And she did.

In 1922, Clara was 32 years old when the Reparations Commission assessed German liability for World War 1 at 132 billion gold marks (over $32 billion U.S. dollars at the time). This led to hyperinflation in Germany and created the political and social atmosphere in which Hitler was able to rise to power.

In 1968, when she was 78 years old, on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1978, in the year of Clara Patton's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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