Frances Howe (1909 - 1997)

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Frances Howe
1909 - 1997
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April 22, 1909
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December 15, 1997
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Stanley, Gaston County, North Carolina 28164
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Frances Howe was born on April 22, 1909. She died on December 15, 1997 at age 88. We know that Frances Howe had been residing in Stanley, Gaston County, North Carolina 28164.
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Frances Howe passed away on December 15, 1997 at 88 years of age. She was born on April 22, 1909. There is no information about Frances's family. We know that Frances Howe had been residing in Stanley, Gaston County, North Carolina 28164.

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In 1909, in the year that Frances Howe was born, explorer Robert Peary, a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, claimed to have been the first to have reached the geographic North Pole. His claim has been disputed for over a century - some say that he ended up 60 miles from the North Pole. Peary was the only navigator on his team and he didn't submit his records for public review.

In 1922, she was only 13 years old when the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. on May 30th. More than 35,000 people attended the dedication including Lincoln's son, Robert Todd Lincoln, and many Union and Confederate veterans - although the audience was segregated. The Memorial took 10 years to complete.

In 1942, by the time she was 33 years old, from January 7th through April 9th, the Battle of Bataan was fought in the Philippines. At the end of the battle, the U.S. and Filipino forces surrendered and a three-year occupation of the Philippines by Japan began. Between 60,000 and 80,000 American and Filipino soldiers surrendered and were marched around 60 to 69 miles - most were beaten, abused, or killed. Named the Bataan Death March, it was later declared to be a war crime.

In 1974, when she was 65 years old, on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

In 1997, in the year of Frances Howe's passing, on August 31st, Princess Diana of Great Britain was killed when her car crashed into a pillar in the tunnel under the Pont de l'Alma bridge in Paris. The car she was riding in was trying to evade the paparazzi but it was also discovered later that the driver of the car, who was also killed, had three times the legal limit of alcohol which likely contributed to the accident.

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