Gertrude Pinckney (1878 - 1967)

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Gertrude Pinckney
1878 - 1967
September 15, 1878
January 1967
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Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California 90029
Gertrude Pinckney was born on September 15, 1878. She died in January 1967 at age 88. We know that Gertrude Pinckney had been residing in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California 90029.
Updated: November 12, 2011
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Gertrude Pinckney passed away in January 1967 at age 88. She was born on September 15, 1878. We have no information about Gertrude's immediate family. We know that Gertrude Pinckney had been residing in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California 90029.

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In 1878, in the year that Gertrude Pinckney was born, on June 15th, photographer Eadweard Muybridge - at the request of Leland Stanford - produced the first sequence of stop-motion still photographs. Stanford contended that a galloping horse had all four feet off the ground. Only photos of a horse at a gallop would settle the question and, using 12 cameras and a series of photos, Muybridge settled the question: Stanford was right. Muybridge's use of several cameras and stills led to motion pictures.

In 1898, at the age of 20 years old, Gertrude was alive when magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company controlled 84% of the oil and pipelines in the United States. Rockefeller grew Standard Oil through the merger of several other small oil companies throughout the U.S., creating a monopoly.

In 1915, by the time she was 37 years old, The Birth of a Nation opened in February. A silent film, it was the most ambitious film to date and is considered a classic. Three hours long, it starred Lillian Gish and was directed by D. W. Griffith. The movie was based on the book The Clansman and told the story of two families (one pro-Union and one pro-Confederate) and their relationship during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The KKK was shown as "a heroic force".

In 1936, by the time she was 58 years old, on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1967, in the year of Gertrude Pinckney's passing, on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

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