Grace Brunson (1886 - 1985)

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Orlando, Orange County, Florida

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Brunson & Sharp families

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Lucile Eva Brunson Sharp

Lucile Eva Brunson Sharp

Verna Robbins

Verna Robbins

Christine Yvonne (Motley) Brunson

Christine Yvonne (Motley) Brunson

Josephine B Morgan

Josephine B Morgan

Hugh Loren Brunson Sr

Hugh Loren Brunson Sr

Mattie Brunson, South Carolina, 1936

Mattie Brunson, South Carolina, 1936

Seymour Brunson

Seymour Brunson

Mr & Mrs Brunson

Mr & Mrs Brunson

Mr & Mrs

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James and Harriett Brunson Family

James and Harriett Brunson Family

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1886 - In the year that Grace Brunson was born, on February 14th, the first train left Los Angeles for the East -by the way of the transcontinental railroad - with a cargo of oranges. Due to irrigation and the import of water, Los Angeles was the ideal place to grow oranges - which became a popular addition to Christmas stockings.

1890 - By the time she was only 4 years old, on December 29th, the Wounded Knee Massacre occurred in South Dakota on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation . The U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment said that they rode into the Lakota camp "trying to disarm" the inhabitants. One person, Black Coyote - who was deaf - held onto his rifle, saying that he paid a lot of money for it. Shots rang out and by the end at least 153 Lakota Sioux - some estimates say 300 - and 25 troops had died. The site of the massacre is a National Historic Landmark.

1951 - At the age of 65 years old, Grace was alive when on February 27th, the 22nd Amendment to the US Constitution (which limited the number of terms a president may serve to two) was ratified by 36 states, making it a part of the U.S. Constitution. The Amendment was both a reaction to the 4 term Roosevelt presidency and also the recognition of a long-standing tradition in American politics.

1980 - When she was 94 years old, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

1985 - In the year of Grace Brunson's passing, on March 15th, the first internet domain name was registered - Symbolics.com. Symbolics, Inc., a spinoff of the MIT AI Lab, was a computer manufacturer headquartered in Massachusetts. The company no longer exists and the domain name was sold 25 years later.

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Grace Brunson died in July 1985 at age 99. No cause of death has been entered for Grace. She was born on June 6, 1886. There is no information about Grace's surviving family. We know that Grace Brunson had been residing in Orlando, Orange County, Florida.

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