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Edna Jockers (1898 - 1982)

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Edna Jockers
1898 - 1982
Born
January 16, 1898
Death
August 1982
Last Known Residence
Wappingers Falls, Dutchess County, New York 12590
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Edna Jockers of Wappingers Falls, Dutchess County, New York was born on January 16, 1898, and died at age 84 years old in August 1982.
Updated: October 3, 2011

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Edna Jockers passed away at age 84 years old in August 1982. Edna Jockers of Wappingers Falls, Dutchess County, New York was born on January 16, 1898.

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Edna Jockers lived 7 years longer than the average Jockers family member when she died at the age of 84.
The average age of a Jockers family member is 77.
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In 1898, in the year that Edna Jockers 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 1911, Edna was only 13 years old when the first Indianapolis 500 was run in May. Ray Harroun was the winner - he was an engineer and had retired from racing but he came back for this race. After the race, he retired for good. The purse was $27,550 - the largest offered up to that time - and Harroun received $10,000 for first place. His average time was 74.602 mph.

In 1925, when she was 27 years old, on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1938, by the time she was 40 years old, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1982, in the year of Edna Jockers's passing, on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

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