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Elizabeth Reese (1880 - 1973)

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Elizabeth Reese
1880 - 1973
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October 16, 1880
Death
November 1973
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Wilkes Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania 18702
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Elizabeth Reese was born on October 16, 1880. She died in November 1973 at 93 years old. We know that Elizabeth Reese had been residing in Wilkes Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania 18702.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Elizabeth Reese died in November 1973 at age 93. She was born on October 16, 1880. We are unaware of information about Elizabeth's family or relationships. We know that Elizabeth Reese had been residing in Wilkes Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania 18702.
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In 1880, in the year that Elizabeth Reese was born, on February 2nd the city of Wabash, Indiana became the third city in the world to be lit by electricity.

In 1894, at the age of only 14 years old, Elizabeth was alive when large reserves of oil were discovered on the Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma. Previously thought to be "useless" land - not even good for farming - the tribe had bought the land themselves. The discovery of oil made the Osage the "richest group of people in the world" at the time.

In 1901, when she was 21 years old, John Pierpont "J. P." Morgan created U.S. Steel. J.P. Morgan was an American banker and financier who dominated U.S. business at this time. He had previously overseen the creation of General Electric, as well as International Harvester and AT&T. He has been referred to as America's greatest banker. U.S. Steel was the first billion dollar company in the world, worth $1.4 billion in 1901.

In 1964, at the age of 84 years old, Elizabeth was alive when on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

In 1973, in the year of Elizabeth Reese's passing, in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

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