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Edith R Pedersen (1898 - 1994)

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Edith R Pedersen
1898 - 1994
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April 2, 1898
Death
February 22, 1994
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San Marino, Los Angeles County, California 91108
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Edith R Pedersen was born on April 2, 1898. She died on February 22, 1994 at 95 years of age. We know that Edith R Pedersen had been residing in San Marino, Los Angeles County, California 91108.
Updated: November 11, 2011
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Edith R Pedersen died on February 22, 1994 at age 95. She was born on April 2, 1898. We are unaware of information about Edith's family or relationships. We know that Edith R Pedersen had been residing in San Marino, Los Angeles County, California 91108.
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In 1898, in the year that Edith R Pedersen was born, magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company controlled 84% of the oil and pipelines in the United States. Rockefeller grew Standard Oil through the merger of several other small oil companies throughout the U.S., creating a monopoly.

In 1909, by the time she was only 11 years old, the U.S. penny was changed to the Abraham Lincoln design. The Lincoln penny was so popular that it soon had to be rationed and it sold on the secondary market for a quarter. Abraham Lincoln was the first historical figure to be on a U.S. coin - which was released to commemorate his 100th birthday. This penny was also the first U.S. cent to include the words "In God We Trust.".

In 1952, by the time she was 54 years old, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1978, when she was 80 years old, 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.

In 1994, in the year of Edith R Pedersen's passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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