Flora A Jones (1919 - 1988)

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Flora A Jones
1919 - 1988
October 30, 1919
November 24, 1988
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West Helena, Phillips County, Arkansas 72390
Flora A Jones was born on October 30, 1919. She died on November 24, 1988 at 69 years of age. We know that Flora A Jones had been residing in West Helena, Phillips County, Arkansas 72390.
Updated: November 5, 2011
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Flora A Jones died on November 24, 1988 at 69 years old. She was born on October 30, 1919. We have no information about Flora's family or relationships. We know that Flora A Jones had been residing in West Helena, Phillips County, Arkansas 72390.

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In 1919, in the year that Flora A Jones 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 1934, at the age of merely 15 years old, Flora was alive when on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1946, at the age of 27 years old, Flora was alive when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1956, when she was 37 years old, on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1988, in the year of Flora A Jones's passing, on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

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