Florence Dykes (1917 - 1995)

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Linda K Childers
1917 - 1995
November 1917
Pickton, Hopkins County, Texas, 75471, United States
March 17, 1995
Garland, Dallas County, Texas, 75041, United States
Linda K Childers was born in November 1917 in Pickton, Hopkins County, Texas United States to Harvey Randolph and Minnie Lou (Wyly) Randolph, and died at age 77 years old on March 17, 1995 in Garland, Dallas County. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Florence Dykes.
Updated: October 31, 2019
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March 17, 1995
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Linda Childers passed away at age 77 years old on March 17, 1995 in Garland, Dallas County. Linda K Childers was born in November 1917 in Pickton, Hopkins County, Texas United States to Harvey Randolph and Minnie Lou (Wyly) Randolph. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Florence Dykes.

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Florence Dykes lived 6 years longer than the average Childers family member when she died at the age of 77.
The average age of a Childers family member is 71.

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In 1917, in the year that Florence Dykes was born, "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 1929, by the time she was just 12 years old, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre happened on February 14th. In Chicago, seven men from the North Side Irish gang were gunned down by Al Capone's South Side Italian gang at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street. Al Capone was making a successful move to take over Chicago's organized crime. But the St. Valentine's Day massacre also resulted in a public outcry against all gangsters.

In 1954, at the age of 37 years old, Linda was alive when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1989, Linda was 72 years old when on March 24th, the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and oil began spilling out of the hold. The oil would eventually contaminate more than a thousand miles of coastline. It is estimated that over 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Sound - killing 100,000 to 250,000 seabirds, over 2,800 sea otters, about 12 river otters, 300 harbor seals, 247 bald eagles, and 22 orcas - as well as an unknown number of salmon and herring.

In 1995, in the year of Florence Dykes's passing, on May 19th, the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil - before 9/11 - took place in Oklahoma City. A truck bomb went off outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown - killing 68 people, injuring more than 680 others, and destroying one-third of the building. The most disturbing images were of children - a daycare center was hit by the bomb. The deadliest incident of domestic terrorism ever, Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, and Michael Fortier were convicted of the bombing.

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