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Elizabeth Sowers (1906 - 1991)

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Elizabeth Sowers
1906 - 1991
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October 25, 1906
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October 1991
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Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York 12309
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Elizabeth Sowers was born on October 25, 1906. She died in October 1991 at 84 years old. We know that Elizabeth Sowers had been residing in Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York 12309.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Elizabeth Sowers passed away in October 1991 at age 84. She was born on October 25, 1906. We are unaware of information about Elizabeth's family. We know that Elizabeth Sowers had been residing in Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York 12309.
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In 1906, in the year that Elizabeth Sowers was born, the great San Francisco earthquake hit, estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused fires that raged for days and between the earthquake and the fire, about 3,000 people were killed and 80% of the City was destroyed.

In 1939, by the time she was 33 years old, on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1952, by the time she was 46 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 1977, when she was 71 years old, on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

In 1991, in the year of Elizabeth Sowers's passing, on November 7th, legendary basketball player Magic Johnson announced that he had HIV. In 1991, the public was confused about the difference between HIV and AIDS (HIV is a virus that can lead to AIDS) and there was little treatment for either. Most thought that Johnson would die within a year or so. Also, the transmission of AIDS wasn't understood so he had to retire from basketball. Magic Johnson is still alive and well.

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