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Grace Arthur Harris (1909 - 1998)

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Grace Catherine (Arthur) Harris
1909 - 1998
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1909
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1998
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Grace Arthur Harris was born in 1909. Her maiden name is Arthur and she married into the Harris family. She is the child of Francis "Frank" Levi Arthur and Kate Good. According to her family tree, Grace was mother to 4 children. Grace's partner was William Standley Harris, and they had children Mary Elender Harris Sain, Roy Prince Arthur, Lloyd Jefferson Arthur, and Jake John Arthur. She died in 1998 at 89 years of age.
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Grace Arthur Harris, mother to 4 children, died in 1998 at 89 years old. She was born in 1909. She is the child of Francis "Frank" Levi Arthur and Kate Good. According to her family tree, Grace's partner was William Standley Harris, and they had children Mary Elender Harris Sain, Roy Prince Arthur, Lloyd Jefferson Arthur, and Jake John Arthur.
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1909 - 1998 World Events

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In 1909, in the year that Grace Arthur Harris was born, the NAACP was founded by W. E. B. Du Bois. The organization focused on legal strategies designed to confront the critical civil rights issues of the day - which included lynching and segregation in schools. The goal was to secure for all people the rights guaranteed in the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the United States Constitution.

In 1925, Grace was 16 years old when gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1950, when she was 41 years old, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1976, Grace was 67 years old when The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

In 1998, in the year of Grace Arthur Harris's passing, on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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