Golden F Ponder (1909 - 2007)

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Golden F Ponder
1909 - 2007
updated February 06, 2019
Golden F Ponder was born on August 26, 1909. She died on June 6, 2007 at age 97. We know that Golden F Ponder had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.


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Golden F Ponder died on June 6, 2007 at age 97. She was born on August 26, 1909. We have no information about Golden's family. We know that Golden F Ponder had been residing in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
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In 1909, in the year that Golden F Ponder was born, explorer Robert Peary, a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, claimed to have been the first to have reached the geographic North Pole. His claim has been disputed for over a century - some say that he ended up 60 miles from the North Pole. Peary was the only navigator on his team and he didn't submit his records for public review.

In 1919, when she was only 10 years old, in June, the Treaty of Versailles - officially ending World War I - was signed. The European Allies demanded "compensation by Germany for all damage done to the civilian population of the Allies and their property by the aggression of Germany by land, by sea and from the air.” The requirement of compensation is seen by most as the reason for the collapse of the German economy and gave rise to the rule of Hitler.

In 1957, Golden was 48 years old when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1969, at the age of 60 years old, Golden was alive when in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

In 1988, at the age of 79 years old, Golden was alive when on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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Starling J Ponder
Jun 4, 1937 - May 13, 1996
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Richard A Ponder
Nov 11, 1954 - Sep 19, 1997
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