Daisy Keefer (1916 - 1987)

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Daisy Keefer
1916 - 1987
May 3, 1916
October 1987
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Hunker, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 15639
Daisy Keefer was born on May 3, 1916. She died in October 1987 at 71 years of age. We know that Daisy Keefer had been residing in Hunker, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 15639.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Daisy Keefer passed away in October 1987 at 71 years of age. She was born on May 3, 1916. We have no information about Daisy's family. We know that Daisy Keefer had been residing in Hunker, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 15639.

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In 1916, in the year that Daisy Keefer was born, suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

In 1922, when she was only 6 years old, on James Joyce's 40th birthday, his book Ulysses was published in France. The book covers the experiences of an Irishman in Dublin on an ordinary day, 16 June 1904. Now considered a classic, it was controversial at the time. Due to some sexual content, the book was banned in the U.S. during the 1920's and the U.S. Post Office destroyed 500 copies of the novel.

In 1931, by the time she was just 15 years old, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1942, at the age of 26 years old, Daisy was alive when on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

In 1987, in the year of Daisy Keefer's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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