Elizabeth Riley (1881 - 1983)

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Bolton, Hinds County, Mississippi

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1881 - In the year that Elizabeth Riley was born, on May 21st, Clara Barton, a nurse, founded the American Red Cross. She was inspired by the Red Cross in Geneva Switzerland and the International Red Cross.

1894 - Elizabeth was just 13 years old 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.

1953 - She was 72 years old when on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

1954 - At the age of 73 years old, Elizabeth was alive when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

1983 - In the year of Elizabeth Riley's passing, physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

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Elizabeth Riley died in January 1983 at 101 years of age. No cause of death has been listed for Elizabeth. She was born on December 23, 1881. We have no information about Elizabeth's family or relationships. We know that Elizabeth Riley had been residing in Bolton, Hinds County, Mississippi.

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