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Fay Blankenbeker (1889 - 1966)

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Fay Blankenbeker
1889 - 1966
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May 8, 1889
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May 1966
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Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana 46176
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Fay Blankenbeker was born on May 8, 1889. She died in May 1966 at 76 years old. We know that Fay Blankenbeker had been residing in Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana 46176.
Updated: October 8, 2011
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Fay Blankenbeker passed away in May 1966 at 76 years of age. She was born on May 8, 1889. We have no information about Fay's immediate family. We know that Fay Blankenbeker had been residing in Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana 46176.
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In 1889, in the year that Fay Blankenbeker was born, on January 15th, the Coca-Cola Company was incorporated - originally as the "Pemberton Medicine Company". The Coca-Cola drink was originally created by John Stith Pemberton, first as a patent medicine and then as a soda fountain drink. Pemberton had sold the company in 1888, shortly before he died.

In 1917, she was 28 years old when "I Want You" became famous. James Montgomery Flagg's poster, featuring Uncle Sam and based on a 1914 British poster, attracted thousands of U.S. recruits to WWI duty. Over 4 million posters were printed in 1917 and 1918.

In 1944, at the age of 55 years old, Fay was alive when 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 1952, she was 63 years old when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1966, in the year of Fay Blankenbeker's passing, on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

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