Emmet Laraway (1881 - 1969)

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Emmet Laraway
1881 - 1969
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September 18, 1881
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June 1969
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511
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Emmet Laraway was born on September 18, 1881. He died in June 1969 at 87 years of age. We know that Emmet Laraway had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511.
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Emmet Laraway died in June 1969 at 87 years old. He was born on September 18, 1881. We have no information about Emmet's surviving family. We know that Emmet Laraway had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16511.

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In 1881, in the year that Emmet Laraway was born, on February 19th, Kansas became the first state to prohibit all alcohol - the prohibition lasted statewide until 1948.

In 1903, at the age of 22 years old, Emmet was alive when two brothers, Orville and Wilbur Wright, flew the first powered heavier-than-air plane. They flew 4 times in one day - the longest flight lasting 59 seconds and a little over 852 feet. While the brothers had notified several newspapers of their attempt, only one - a local paper - covered it. After their 4th flight, a gust of wind caught the plane, turned it over, and totaled it.

In 1916, at the age of 35 years old, Emmet was alive when suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

In 1935, he was 54 years old when on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1969, in the year of Emmet Laraway's passing, one hundred countries, along with the United States and the Soviet Union signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty (NPT). It called for stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and the goal of nuclear disarmament.

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