Ethel Booker (1897 - 1973)

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Ethel Booker
1897 - 1973
updated February 06, 2019
Ethel Booker was born on December 16, 1897. She died in October 1973 at age 75. We know that Ethel Booker had been residing in Houston, Harris County, Texas 77017.


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Ethel Booker passed away in October 1973 at age 75. She was born on December 16, 1897. We have no information about Ethel's immediate family. We know that Ethel Booker had been residing in Houston, Harris County, Texas 77017.
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In 1897, in the year that Ethel Booker was born, in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

In 1914, by the time she was 17 years old, in August, the Panama Canal opened to traffic. Begun by the French in the 1880's and abandoned, the United States undertook further construction in 1904. After 10 years, and the elimination of malaria carrying mosquitoes (which caused immense delays for the French and the Americans), the 48 mile long artificial waterway - a series of locks - created a shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

In 1924, by the time she was 27 years old, on January 21st, Vladimir Lenin, a leader of the Russian Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union died. He had survived two assassination attempts but had subsequent physical problems, suffering 3 strokes. He was in such great pain, it is said that he asked Stalin to poison him. The circumstances of his death are still disputed. He did oppose Stalin as the next leader - nonetheless, Stalin won a power struggle and ruled as a Soviet dictator until his death in 1953.

In 1931, Ethel was 34 years old when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1973, in the year of Ethel Booker's passing, in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

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Ethel R. (Fowler) Booker
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Ethel M. (Anderson) Booker
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Iuka, Mississippi
Ethel M Booker
Aug 2, 1941 - Nov 7, 2002
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Ethel Booker
Oct 26, 1889 - August 1983
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Los Angeles, California
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Nov 24, 1909 - Nov 28, 2005
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Ethel Booker
Sep 2, 1913 - January 1978
Callaway, Nebraska
Ethel M Booker
Apr 23, 1911 - Aug 19, 1993
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Anna Booker
Oct 4, 1892 - November 1979
Waco, Texas
Edgar Lawrence Booker
Feb 27, 1921 - Feb 7, 2000
Berkeley, CA
Varrie Booker
Sep 13, 1912 - Jul 4, 2002
Fort Worth, TX
Clyde D Booker
Nov 30, 1913 - Apr 13, 1988
Houston, TX
Frank Booker
Mar 8, 1897 - November 1969
Bellville, Texas
Louise Booker
Oct 4, 1903 - Dec 30, 1988
Hillsboro, TX
Katie R Booker
Oct 23, 1892 - Mar 24, 1991
L C Booker
Jul 15, 1915 - Aug 23, 1994
Orange, TX
Bennie Booker
Nov 1, 1895 - June 1967
Kirbyville, Texas
Lehman Booker
Dec 27, 1902 - March 1975
San Antonio, Texas
Darryl Booker
Jul 15, 1960 - Apr 18, 2001
Houston, TX
Hughella Booker
Jul 1, 1914 - November 1981
Hearne, Texas
Winston Booker
Jun 30, 1889 - January 1974
Houston, Texas
Charles R Booker
Sep 2, 1959 - Aug 18, 1996
Mc Gregor, TX
Luther M Booker
Aug 19, 1928 - Jul 25, 1994
Houston, TX
Frank Booker
Jul 2, 1897 - August 1983
Albany, Texas
Edward Earl Booker
Feb 3, 1929 - Apr 6, 2008
Groves, Texas
Harold B Booker
Oct 30, 1931 - Dec 17, 2006
Vallejo, CA
Mary Booker
Mar 20, 1929 - Sep 19, 2005
Austin, TX
Marion Booker
May 23, 1888 - June 1951

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