Doris Tasker (1900 - 1975)

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Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County, California

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William Tasker; Swansea, Wales

William Tasker; Swansea, Wales

Connie Tasker Benning

Connie Tasker Benning

Connie Tasker Benning

Connie Tasker Benning

Ethel Rosina Tasker. 1909-1993

Ethel Rosina Tasker. 1909-1993

Constance Tasker & George Benning, 1929 marriage license

Constance Tasker & George Benning, 1929 marriage license

Connie Tasker d'Albert & Daniel Pinna

Connie Tasker d'Albert & Daniel Pinna

Connie Tasker d'Albert and Daniel Pinna

Connie Tasker d'Albert and Daniel Pinna

Mary Ann (Jones) Tasker Birthplace

Mary Ann (Jones) Tasker Birthplace

William Tasker

William Tasker

Nettie Mae Tasker Mills and Roy Alvin Mills

Nettie Mae Tasker Mills and Roy Alvin Mills

Conie Tasker Benning & daughter, Seattle, WA 1931

Conie Tasker Benning & daughter, Seattle, WA 1931

Connie Tasker D'albert & Ethel Tasker Allen

Connie Tasker D'albert & Ethel Tasker Allen

Nancy Allen & Connie Tasker

Nancy Allen & Connie Tasker

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Mary Ann Tasker, Heine & Connie Barrett, Long Beach, CA William Tasker; Swansea, Wales Connie Tasker Benning Connie Tasker Benning

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1900 - In the year that Doris Tasker was born, artist Henri Matisse, born in 1869 in France, began the fauvist movement. Only lasting a few years in popularity (ending around 1904), fauvism was in many ways the beginning of modern art. Matisse was fond of bright, vibrant colors and used them in his paintings - contrary to the muted use of color previously. While the fauvist movement declined in popularity, Matisse did not and he went on to create many more works of art and even a museum for his work, 2 years before his death in 1954. (In French, les Fauves means "the wild beasts". Matisse and those who followed his example were called "beasts" because of the bold colors that they used in their artwork.)

1934 - Doris was 34 years old when on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

1936 - When she was 36 years old, on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

1942 - Doris was 42 years old 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.

1975 - In the year of Doris Tasker's passing, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

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Doris Tasker passed away in February 1975 at 74 years of age. There is no known cause of death. She was born on August 21, 1900. We are unaware of information about Doris's family or relationships. We know that Doris Tasker had been residing in Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County, California.

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