Effie C Wyly (1888 - 1990)

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Effie C Wyly
1888 - 1990
November 17, 1888
November 17, 1990
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Waynesboro, Franklin County, Pennsylvania 17268
Effie C Wyly of Waynesboro, Franklin County, Pennsylvania was born on November 17, 1888, and died at age 102 years old on November 17, 1990.
Updated: October 7, 2011

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Effie Wyly passed away at age 102 years old on November 17, 1990. Effie C Wyly of Waynesboro, Franklin County, Pennsylvania was born on November 17, 1888.

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Effie C Wyly lived 27 years longer than the average Wyly family member when she died at the age of 102.
The average age of a Wyly family member is 75.

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In 1888, in the year that Effie C Wyly was born, on July 25th, a court stenographer from Salt Lake City - Frank Edward McGurrin - decisively beat the competition in a typing contest in Ohio. He was supposedly the only person who used touch typing and is believed to have invented the method. Touch typing is ubiquitous now - but Frank's win is what convinced everyone that the method was good!

In 1925, by the time she was 37 years old, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1954, Effie was 66 years old when from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1963, when she was 75 years old, the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1990, in the year of Effie C Wyly's passing, after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

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