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Evelyn W Simkins (1919 - 1997)

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Evelyn W Simkins
1919 - 1997
Born
July 30, 1919
Death
January 2, 1997
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Boiling Springs, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania 17007
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Evelyn W Simkins was born on July 30, 1919. She died on January 2, 1997 at 77 years old. We know that Evelyn W Simkins had been residing in Boiling Springs, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania 17007.
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Evelyn W Simkins died on January 2, 1997 at age 77. She was buried in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Section 8-C Site 296, Annville, Pennsylvania . She was born on July 30, 1919. We are unaware of information about Evelyn's surviving family. We know that Evelyn W Simkins had been residing in Boiling Springs, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania 17007.
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In 1919, in the year that Evelyn W Simkins was born, in the summer and early autumn, race riots erupted in 26 U.S. cities, resulting in hundreds of deaths and even more people being badly hurt. In most cases, African-Americans were the victims. It was called the "Red Summer". Men who were returning from World War I needed jobs and there was competition for those jobs among the races. Tension was heightened by the use by many companies of blacks as strikebreakers.

In 1944, when she was 25 years old, on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

In 1955, when she was 36 years old, on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1967, when she was 48 years old, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1997, in the year of Evelyn W Simkins's passing, on June 26th, the first Harry Potter book by J. K. Rowling was released. "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" was an immediate success and spawned not only sequels but also movies, video games, plays, and amusement park attractions. J.K. Rowling, at the time of the first book a poor single mother, has become a multi-billionaire.

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