Gertrude Darter (1910 - 1996)

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Gertrude Darter
1910 - 1996
updated February 06, 2019
Gertrude Darter was born on February 11, 1910. She died on June 1, 1996 at age 86. We know that Gertrude Darter had been residing in Herrin, Williamson County, Illinois.


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Gertrude Darter died on June 1, 1996 at 86 years of age. She was born on February 11, 1910. We are unaware of information about Gertrude's surviving family. We know that Gertrude Darter had been residing in Herrin, Williamson County, Illinois.
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In 1910, in the year that Gertrude Darter was born, the Mann Act, also called the White-Slave Traffic Act, was signed into law. Its purpose was to make it a felony to engage in interstate or foreign commerce transport of "any woman or girl for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery, or for any other immoral purpose". But the language was so broad that it was also applied to consensual sex between adults when wished.

In 1920, she was merely 10 years old when speakeasies replaced saloons as the center of social activity. After the 18th Amendment was ratified and selling alcohol became illegal, saloons closed and speakeasies took their place. Speakeasies, also called a blind pig or blind tiger, were "so called because of the practice of speaking quietly about such a place in public, or when inside it, so as not to alert the police or neighbors". There were a lot of them and they were very popular. And where saloons often prohibited women, they were encouraged at speakeasies because of the added profits.

In 1968, when she was 58 years old, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1978, by the time she was 68 years old, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

In 1996, in the year of Gertrude Darter's passing, on July 5th, the first cloned mammal - "Dolly the Sheep" - was born in Scotland. She had three mothers. Dolly lived to be 6 years old and produced 6 lambs. Since, other sheep have been cloned as well as horses, pigs, deer, and bulls.

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Jun 23, 1886 - August 1969
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Jan 26, 1913 - April 1973
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Mar 22, 1891 - September 1985
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Oct 13, 1938 - Aug 12, 2005
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Wanda F Darter
May 30, 1933 - Jun 24, 2011
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Mary C Darter
Nov 6, 1946 - Jun 17, 2000
Richard Darter
Mar 23, 1940 - August 1979
Clyde Darter
Apr 23, 1895 - August 1969
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Lola M Darter
Feb 26, 1918 - Aug 27, 2003
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Susan L Darter
Apr 29, 1955 - May 2, 1998
Charles Darter
Feb 12, 1956 - September 1973
Beverly G Darter
Nov 20, 1938 - Jul 17, 2008
Toledo, IL
Lee Darter
Jan 27, 1909 - April 1975
Edith Darter
Oct 1, 1914 - June 1984
Hurst, Illinois
Philippa S Darter
Nov 30, 1902 - Oct 24, 1989
Veva M Darter
Dec 17, 1913 - Feb 14, 1993
Denver, CO
Eleanor Darter
Aug 12, 1917 - February 1982
Lombard, Illinois
Lillie Darter
Mar 20, 1932 - July 1983
Herrin, Illinois
Fred Darter
Sep 4, 1894 - Jan 31, 1991
Colorado Springs, CO

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