Frances Upson (1894 - 1978)

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Frances Upson
1894 - 1978
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January 2, 1894
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July 1978
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Grosse Pointe, Wayne County, Michigan 48230
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Frances Upson was born on January 2, 1894. She died in July 1978 at age 84. We know that Frances Upson had been residing in Grosse Pointe, Wayne County, Michigan 48230.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Frances Upson passed away in July 1978 at age 84. She was born on January 2, 1894. We have no information about Frances's family or relationships. We know that Frances Upson had been residing in Grosse Pointe, Wayne County, Michigan 48230.

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In 1894, in the year that Frances Upson was born, on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

In 1937, by the time she was 43 years old, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1948, at the age of 54 years old, Frances was alive when on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1968, Frances was 74 years old when on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

In 1978, in the year of Frances Upson's passing, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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