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Desire Valcourt (1893 - 1982)

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Desire Valcourt
1893 - 1982
Born
October 3, 1893
Death
April 1982
Last Known Residence
Kennebunk, York County, Maine 04043
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Desire Valcourt of Kennebunk, York County, Maine was born on October 3, 1893, and died at age 88 years old in April 1982.
Updated: October 2, 2011
Biography ID: 3328854

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Desire Valcourt passed away at age 88 years old in April 1982. Desire Valcourt of Kennebunk, York County, Maine was born on October 3, 1893.

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Desire Valcourt lived 19 years longer than the average Valcourt family member when she died at the age of 88.
The average age of a Valcourt family member is 69.
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In 1893, in the year that Desire Valcourt was born, a songbook, called Song Stories for the Kindergarten, was published by sisters Patty and Mildred Hill. One of the songs included in the book was "Good Morning to All" - later the lyrics were changed and it became "Happy Birthday to You".

In 1918, at the age of 25 years old, Desire was alive when in July, Russian revolutionaries executed the former Tzar Nicholas II and his immediate family. While it was rumored that two of the children had survived, it was later proven through DNA analysis - when their bodies were found - that the entire family had been killed.

In 1948, at the age of 55 years old, Desire was alive when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1957, at the age of 64 years old, Desire was alive when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1982, in the year of Desire Valcourt's passing, on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

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