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Georgia D Buffum (1917 - 2002)

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Georgia D Buffum
1917 - 2002
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February 22, 1917
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July 11, 2002
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Canton, Fulton County, Illinois 61520
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Georgia D Buffum was born on February 22, 1917. She died on July 11, 2002 at 85 years old. We know that Georgia D Buffum had been residing in Canton, Fulton County, Illinois 61520.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Georgia D Buffum passed away on July 11, 2002 at age 85. She was born on February 22, 1917. We are unaware of information about Georgia's family. We know that Georgia D Buffum had been residing in Canton, Fulton County, Illinois 61520.
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In 1917, in the year that Georgia D Buffum was born, the NHL (National Hockey League) was established as a response to the demise of the National Hockey Association (NHA). The first superstar of the League was "Phantom" Joe Malone of the Montreal Canadiens, a leading scorer with records that still stand. The Canadiens won the NHL championship over the Senators.

In 1921, Georgia was merely 4 years old when on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1938, when she was 21 years old, on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1950, by the time she was 33 years old, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1986, at the age of 69 years old, Georgia was alive when on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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