Frances C Engist (1909 - 2010)

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Frances C Engist
1909 - 2010
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October 21, 1909
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December 8, 2010
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16504
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Frances C Engist was born on October 21, 1909. She died on December 8, 2010 at age 101. We know that Frances C Engist had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16504.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Frances C Engist passed away on December 8, 2010 at 101 years of age. She was born on October 21, 1909. We are unaware of information about Frances's surviving family. We know that Frances C Engist had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16504.

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In 1909, in the year that Frances C Engist was born, the U.S. penny was changed to the Abraham Lincoln design. The Lincoln penny was so popular that it soon had to be rationed and it sold on the secondary market for a quarter. Abraham Lincoln was the first historical figure to be on a U.S. coin - which was released to commemorate his 100th birthday. This penny was also the first U.S. cent to include the words "In God We Trust.".

In 1910, at the age of only 1 year old, Frances was alive when the Mexican revolution began. Dictator Porfirio Díaz had ruled for 35 years and was nationally unpopular. When elections were held in 1910 and a rigged election kept Diaz in office. The uprising began - and lasted for another 10 years.

In 1928, she was 19 years old when Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1951, Frances was 42 years old when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1975, at the age of 66 years old, Frances was alive when on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

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