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Glennie Smith (1894 - 1974)

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Glennie Smith
1894 - 1974
Born
February 7, 1894
Death
April 1974
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Elba, Coffee County, Alabama 36323
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Glennie Smith was born on February 7, 1894. She died in April 1974 at age 80. We know that Glennie Smith had been residing in Elba, Coffee County, Alabama 36323.
Updated: November 4, 2011
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Glennie Smith passed away in April 1974 at 80 years of age. She was born on February 7, 1894. We are unaware of information about Glennie's immediate family. We know that Glennie Smith had been residing in Elba, Coffee County, Alabama 36323.
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In 1894, in the year that Glennie Smith was born, large reserves of oil were discovered on the Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma. Previously thought to be "useless" land - not even good for farming - the tribe had bought the land themselves. The discovery of oil made the Osage the "richest group of people in the world" at the time.

In 1918, when she was 24 years old, following European countries, Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States in March. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. This was a war effort and proved unpopular so in most areas of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ended after World War I. It returned during World War II.

In 1947, Glennie was 53 years old when on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1953, Glennie was 59 years old when on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

In 1974, in the year of Glennie Smith's passing, on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

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