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Edith Nordquist (1891 - 1978)

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Edith Nordquist
1891 - 1978
Born
July 23, 1891
Death
November 1978
Last Known Residence
San Rafael, Marin County, California 94903
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Edith Nordquist of San Rafael, Marin County, California was born on July 23, 1891, and died at age 87 years old in November 1978.
Updated: November 11, 2011
Biography ID: 85523741

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San Rafael, Marin County, California 94903
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Edith Nordquist passed away at age 87 years old in November 1978. Edith Nordquist of San Rafael, Marin County, California was born on July 23, 1891.

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Edith Nordquist lived 11 years longer than the average Nordquist family member when she died at the age of 87.
The average age of a Nordquist family member is 76.
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1891 - 1978 World Events

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In 1891, in the year that Edith Nordquist was born, on June 25th, in the July issue of The Strand Magazine in London, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes appeared in a series of short stories for the first time. Doyle eventually wrote 4 novels and 56 short stories with Holmes as the main character.

In 1927, at the age of 36 years old, Edith was alive when 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1931, by the time she was 40 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 51 years old, Edith was alive when on February 19th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This authorized the Secretary of War to "prescribe certain areas as military zones." On March 21st, he signed Public Law 503 which was approved after an hour discussion in the Senate and 30 minutes in the House. The Law provided for enforcement of his Executive Order. This cleared the way for approximately 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry to be evicted from the West Coast and to be held in concentration camps and other confinement sites across the country. In Hawaii, a few thousand were detained. German and Italian Americans in the U.S. were also confined.

In 1978, in the year of Edith Nordquist's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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