Fleta Dopson (1904 - 1987)

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Fleta Dopson
1904 - 1987
updated February 06, 2019
Fleta Dopson was born on November 24, 1904. She died in December 1987 at age 83. We know that Fleta Dopson had been residing in Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida 33907.


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Fleta Dopson passed away in December 1987 at 83 years of age. She was born on November 24, 1904. We have no information about Fleta's family. We know that Fleta Dopson had been residing in Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida 33907.
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1904 - 1987 World Events

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In 1904, in the year that Fleta Dopson was born, the United States acquired the Panama Canal Zone. Now an unincorporated territory of the U.S., the Canal Zone had been previously held by the French, who were constructing a canal. The U.S. took over the construction of the Panama Canal and it was finally finished in 1914, when it was opened to commercial shipping. The United States held the Canal Zone until 1979.

In 1937, she was 33 years old when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1968, she was 64 years old when on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1978, Fleta was 74 years old when on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

In 1987, in the year of Fleta Dopson's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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