Dorothy Watson (1913 - 2005)

Dorothy Watson
1913 - 2005
updated February 06, 2019
Dorothy Watson was born on October 23, 1913. She died on June 21, 2005 at 91 years of age. We know that Dorothy Watson had been residing in Arkadelphia, Clark County, Arkansas 71923.

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Dorothy Watson died on June 21, 2005 at age 91. She was born on October 23, 1913. We are unaware of information about Dorothy's immediate family. We know that Dorothy Watson had been residing in Arkadelphia, Clark County, Arkansas 71923.
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In 1913, in the year that Dorothy Watson was born, ratified in February the 16th Amendment, establishing a Federal income tax, became law. Previously, customs duties (tariffs) and excise taxes were the primary sources of federal revenue. With the passage of the 16th Amendment, incomes of couples exceeding $4,000, as well as those of single persons earning $3,000 or more, were subject to a 1% Federal tax (that would be about $98,000 and $74,000 now). Rates rose to 7% for incomes over half a million dollars. Less than 1% of the population was subject to income tax.

In 1921, Dorothy was just 8 years old when in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

In 1944, by the time she was 31 years old, on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

In 1987, at the age of 74 years old, Dorothy was alive when was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

In 1997, Dorothy was 84 years old when on August 31st, Princess Diana of Great Britain was killed when her car crashed into a pillar in the tunnel under the Pont de l'Alma bridge in Paris. The car she was riding in was trying to evade the paparazzi but it was also discovered later that the driver of the car, who was also killed, had three times the legal limit of alcohol which likely contributed to the accident.

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Other Dorothy Watsons

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Oct 6, 1893 - Aug 12, 1928
Unknown - Jun 27, 2014
around 1905 - Jun 30, 1944
around 1896 - Aug 23, 1940
Unknown - Mar 13, 1917
around 1924 - Unknown
around 1920 - Unknown
around 1905 - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
1894 - 1983
1918 - 1980
1891 - 1978
1899 - 1977
Unknown - Unknown
1928 - 1975

Other Watsons

Sep 18, 1920 - Jul 21, 2004
Mar 14, 1921 - September 1986
Jan 4, 1907 - March 1985
Oct 30, 1919 - Jan 12, 2010
Jan 23, 1922 - August 1986
Aug 25, 1902 - January 1976
Feb 1, 1922 - Mar 21, 2007
Feb 11, 1909 - February 1980
Jun 16, 1916 - March 1996
Apr 7, 1920 - May 1978
Mar 10, 1921 - Oct 29, 2003
Oct 25, 1915 - January 1971
Jan 11, 1917 - Mar 30, 1991
Dec 4, 1905 - Dec 10, 1993
Jun 5, 1900 - April 1986
Oct 10, 1927 - Jun 22, 2009
Sep 11, 1927 - Jul 27, 2009
Jan 24, 1927 - July 1986
Mar 3, 1925 - May 27, 2000
Jun 1, 1925 - May 7, 2004

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Sep 26, 1892 - August 1968
Aug 1, 1924 - Apr 13, 2007
Dec 6, 1919 - Mar 17, 1991
Dec 5, 1919 - March 1980
Dec 31, 1917 - Mar 22, 2010
Jul 5, 1919 - February 1974
Aug 21, 1907 - Aug 9, 1998
Sep 19, 1920 - May 1984
May 18, 1904 - July 1983
Feb 24, 1921 - April 1984
Dec 26, 1907 - December 1974
Dec 21, 1921 - Aug 11, 1992
Jan 3, 1915 - May 15, 2000
Apr 28, 1907 - Apr 22, 1989
Mar 2, 1923 - Mar 7, 1996
Aug 1, 1920 - Oct 2, 2007
Mar 14, 1920 - December 1974
Feb 17, 1910 - Oct 18, 1993
Jun 1, 1917 - Apr 20, 2008
Jan 24, 1920 - May 1973
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