Clarence Smythe (1893 - 1987)

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Gibsonton, Hillsborough County, Florida

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1893 - In the year that Clarence Smythe was born, on November 7th, the women of Colorado were given the right to vote via a state referendum. Fifty-five percent of voters turned out and the referendum passed with 35,798 voting in favor and 29,551 voting against.

1952 - When he was 59 years old, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

1956 - At the age of 63 years old, Clarence was alive when this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

1984 - By the time he was 91 years old, on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

1987 - In the year of Clarence Smythe's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Clarence Smythe passed away in March 1987 at 93 years old. No cause of death has been entered for Clarence. He was born on August 25, 1893. There is no information about Clarence's immediate family. We know that Clarence Smythe had been residing in Gibsonton, Hillsborough County, Florida.

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