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Flora Burton (1891 - 1980)

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Flora Burton
1891 - 1980
Born
October 23, 1891
Death
March 1980
Last Known Residence
Wister, Le Flore County, Oklahoma 74966
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Flora Burton of Wister, Le Flore County, Oklahoma was born on October 23, 1891, and died at age 88 years old in March 1980.
Updated: November 7, 2011
Biography ID: 65796688

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Flora Burton passed away at age 88 years old in March 1980. Flora Burton of Wister, Le Flore County, Oklahoma was born on October 23, 1891.

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Flora Burton lived 18 years longer than the average Burton family member when she died at the age of 88.
The average age of a Burton family member is 70.
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In 1891, in the year that Flora Burton was born, James Naismith, at the Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, invented the game of basketball. Originally using two peach baskets and a soccer ball, he created the game to keep his students active during the long, harsh New England winters.

In 1903, she was only 12 years old when the first World Series of American baseball was played between October 1st and 13th. The Boston Americans of the American League played the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League. Boston came back from a three game to one deficit, winning the final four games to capture the title - such a large comeback wouldn't be repeated by a team until 1925. (A total of eight games were played.)

In 1913, by the time she was 22 years old, ratified in February the 16th Amendment, establishing a Federal income tax, became law. Previously, customs duties (tariffs) and excise taxes were the primary sources of federal revenue. With the passage of the 16th Amendment, incomes of couples exceeding $4,000, as well as those of single persons earning $3,000 or more, were subject to a 1% Federal tax (that would be about $98,000 and $74,000 now). Rates rose to 7% for incomes over half a million dollars. Less than 1% of the population was subject to income tax.

In 1940, she was 49 years old when on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

In 1980, in the year of Flora Burton's passing, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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