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Geraldine A Jones (1923 - 2003)

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Geraldine A Jones
1923 - 2003
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January 2, 1923
Death
June 9, 2003
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Peculiar, Cass County, Missouri 64078
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Geraldine A Jones was born on January 2, 1923. She died on June 9, 2003 at 80 years old. We know that Geraldine A Jones had been residing in Peculiar, Cass County, Missouri 64078.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Geraldine A Jones died on June 9, 2003 at 80 years of age. She was born on January 2, 1923. We have no information about Geraldine's family. We know that Geraldine A Jones had been residing in Peculiar, Cass County, Missouri 64078.
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In 1923, in the year that Geraldine A Jones was born, on September 1, an earthquake - the Great Kanto earthquake - destroyed one-third of Tokyo. Measuring 7.9 and with a reported duration of between 4 and 10 minutes, casualties totaled about 142,800 deaths, including about 40,000 who went missing and were presumed dead.

In 1943, at the age of 20 years old, Geraldine was alive when on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1952, by the time she was 29 years old, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1986, when she was 63 years old, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

In 1999, Geraldine was 76 years old when on January 1st, the Euro became the new official single currency of the eurozone. It was used by Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain and has since spread in use. Daily, over 337 million Europeans use the euro.

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