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Dorothy Votaw (1905 - 1986)

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Dorothy Votaw
1905 - 1986
Born
January 15, 1905
Death
January 1986
Last Known Residence
Moscow, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania 18444
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Dorothy Votaw of Moscow, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania was born on January 15, 1905, and died at age 81 years old in January 1986.
Updated: October 6, 2011
Biography ID: 20435737

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Moscow, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania 18444
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January 15, 1905
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Dorothy Votaw passed away at age 81 years old in January 1986. Dorothy Votaw of Moscow, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania was born on January 15, 1905.

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Dorothy Votaw lived 7 years longer than the average Votaw family member when she died at the age of 80.
The average age of a Votaw family member is 73.
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1905 - 1986 World Events

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In 1905, in the year that Dorothy Votaw was born, the Industrial Workers of the World was founded. An international labor union founded in Chicago, it was most often referred to as the "Wobblies" and had ties to the socialist movement and the anarchist movement. At its peak, it had 150,000 members.

In 1927, at the age of 22 years old, Dorothy was alive when the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1947, Dorothy was 42 years old when on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

In 1965, Dorothy was 60 years old when from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

In 1986, in the year of Dorothy Votaw's passing, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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