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Harry Nelson (1897 - 1978)

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Harry Nelson
1897 - 1978
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July 30, 1897
Death
November 1978
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Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida 33713
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Harry Nelson was born on July 30, 1897. He died in November 1978 at 81 years of age. We know that Harry Nelson had been residing in Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida 33713.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Harry Nelson died in November 1978 at age 81. He was born on July 30, 1897. There is no information about Harry's surviving family. We know that Harry Nelson had been residing in Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida 33713.
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1897 - 1978 World Events

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In 1897, in the year that Harry Nelson was born, on March 4th, William McKinley became the 25th President of the United States. He had beaten William Jennings Bryan in the 1896 election by 51% to 46.7% in the popular vote. Six months into his second term as President, McKinley was assassinated.

In 1906, at the age of just 9 years old, Harry was alive when abolitionist and suffragette leader Susan B. Anthony died, before women's right to vote nationally was realized (in 1920). She, along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, founded the National American Woman Suffrage Association which later became the League of Women Voters. She died at the age of 86 of heart failure and pneumonia in her home in New York.

In 1923, by the time he was 26 years old, on August 2, President Warren G. Harding died in office, apparently of a heart attack. He was staying at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco after completing a nationwide tour. Suffering from cramps, indigestion, a fever and shortness of breath, his doctor thought he had food poisoning. After several days of being ill, he suddenly shuddered, slumped over, and died. There were rumors of foul play (some thought that his wife had poisoned him because of his affairs) but no evidence has ever been found.

In 1933, Harry was 36 years old when on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1978, in the year of Harry Nelson's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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