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Emma Hunter (1879 - 1979)

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Emma Hunter
1879 - 1979
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July 16, 1879
Death
February 1979
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Walnut, Crawford County, Kansas 66780
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Emma Hunter was born on July 16, 1879. She died in February 1979 at age 99. We know that Emma Hunter had been residing in Walnut, Crawford County, Kansas 66780.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Emma Hunter passed away in February 1979 at 99 years of age. She was born on July 16, 1879. There is no information about Emma's immediate family. We know that Emma Hunter had been residing in Walnut, Crawford County, Kansas 66780.
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In 1879, in the year that Emma Hunter was born, on April 26th, the National Park - later renamed the Royal National Park - the 2nd oldest national park in the world, was formally proclaimed in New South Wales, Australia. It was the first park to have the word "national" in its name.

In 1886, she was only 7 years old when on February 14th, the first train left Los Angeles for the East -by the way of the transcontinental railroad - with a cargo of oranges. Due to irrigation and the import of water, Los Angeles was the ideal place to grow oranges - which became a popular addition to Christmas stockings.

In 1921, she was 42 years old when on March 4, Warren G. Harding became President. Previously a U.S. Senator, Lieutenant Governor, and Ohio State Senator, Harding was a popular President. But many scandals plagued his short administration (he died in office after 2 and a half years), including the revelations of one of his mistresses and the Teapot Dome scandal. Historically, Harding is rated as one of the worst Presidents.

In 1935, when she was 56 years old, the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1979, in the year of Emma Hunter's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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