Elzena Watkins (1885 - 1968)



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Clarksdale, Coahoma County, Mississippi

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1885 - In the year that Elzena Watkins was born, on June 17th, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor. Two hundred thousand people and hundreds of boats greeted the statue. It had to be assembled but that had to wait until the pedestal was completed the following April.

1946 - Elzena was 61 years old when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

1959 - Elzena was 74 years old when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

1963 - At the age of 78 years old, Elzena was alive when on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

1968 - In the year of Elzena Watkins's passing, on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

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Elzena Watkins passed away in July 1968 at 83 years old. No cause of death has been listed. Elzena was born on April 30, 1885. We have no information about Elzena's family or relationships. We know that Elzena Watkins had been residing in Clarksdale, Coahoma County, Mississippi.


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