Helen A Stockman (1898 - 1994)

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Helen A Stockman
1898 - 1994
April 29, 1898
December 22, 1994
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Portland, Cumberland County, Maine 04101
Helen A Stockman of Portland, Cumberland County, Maine was born on April 29, 1898, and died at age 96 years old on December 22, 1994.
Updated: October 1, 2011

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Helen Stockman passed away at age 96 years old on December 22, 1994. Helen A Stockman of Portland, Cumberland County, Maine was born on April 29, 1898.

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Helen A Stockman lived 23 years longer than the average Stockman family member when she died at the age of 96.
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In 1898, in the year that Helen A Stockman was born, on March 24th, Robert Allison of Pennsylvania became the first person to buy an American-built car. He bought a Winton, which he had seen in an advertisement in Scientific American. The Winton, built in Ohio, was made by hand and came with a leather roof, padded seats, gas lamps, and tires made by B.F. Goodrich.

In 1915, Helen was 17 years old when the Superior Court in Fulton County Georgia accepted the charter for the establishment of the new Ku Klux Klan, succeeding the Klan that flourished in the South in the late 1800's. This iteration of the Klan adopted white clothing and used many of the code words from the first Klan, adding cross burnings and mass marches in an attempt to intimidate others.

In 1955, when she was 57 years old, on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1964, when she was 66 years old, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1994, in the year of Helen A Stockman's passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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