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Gladys M Cummings (1901 - 2004)

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Gladys M Cummings
1901 - 2004
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October 14, 1901
Death
May 21, 2004
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Kenton, Hardin County, Ohio 43326
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Gladys M Cummings was born on October 14, 1901. She died on May 21, 2004 at 102 years old. We know that Gladys M Cummings had been residing in Kenton, Hardin County, Ohio 43326.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Gladys M Cummings passed away on May 21, 2004 at 102 years of age. She was born on October 14, 1901. We have no information about Gladys' family or relationships. We know that Gladys M Cummings had been residing in Kenton, Hardin County, Ohio 43326.
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In 1901, in the year that Gladys M Cummings was born, Edward VII succeeded Queen Victoria. Queen Victoria of England had become Queen in 1837 and reigned until her death in 1901. Her 63 year reign was the longest in history prior to Elizabeth II who recently broke her record. The time during which she led the country was known as the Victorian era and she presided over great changes in the United Kingdom, including the expansion of the British Empire and the Industrial Revolution.

In 1917, she was 16 years old when it is believed that a worldwide influenza pandemic began in Asia. By 1920, it is estimated that 50 - 100 million died throughout the world (3 - 5% of the population). In the U.S. alone, 500,000 perished from what came to be called the Spanish Flu or the 1918 flu.

In 1938, at the age of 37 years old, Gladys was alive when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1979, by the time she was 78 years old, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

In 1984, Gladys was 83 years old when on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

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