Cordelia Smith (1885 - 1969)

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Booneville, Prentiss County, Mississippi

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1885 - In the year that Cordelia Smith was born, on January 24th, the Fenians - Irish Nationalists - set off dynamite bombs in the House of Commons chamber, Westminster Hall, and the Tower of London. Four civilians and two policemen were injured.

1890 - Cordelia was just 5 years old when on July 3rd, Idaho became the 43rd state in the United States. On July 10th, Wyoming became the 44th state.

1899 - She was merely 14 years old when on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

1927 - When she was 42 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.

1969 - In the year of Cordelia Smith's passing, one hundred countries, along with the United States and the Soviet Union signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty (NPT). It called for stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and the goal of nuclear disarmament.

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Cordelia Smith passed away in February 1969 at age 84. There is no listed cause of death. She was born on January 19, 1885. We are unaware of information about Cordelia's immediate family. We know that Cordelia Smith had been residing in Booneville, Prentiss County, Mississippi.

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