Hortense Debruhl (1881 - 1972)

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Hortense Debruhl
1881 - 1972
updated February 06, 2019
Hortense Debruhl was born on April 6, 1881. She died in June 1972 at 91 years of age. We know that Hortense Debruhl had been residing in Texas City, Galveston County, Texas 77590.

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Hortense Debruhl passed away in June 1972 at 91 years of age. She was born on April 6, 1881. There is no information about Hortense's immediate family. We know that Hortense Debruhl had been residing in Texas City, Galveston County, Texas 77590.
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In 1881, in the year that Hortense Debruhl was born, on April 28th, Billy the Kid escaped from the Lincoln County Jail in New Mexico. He killed James Bell and Robert Ollinger in the escape and then stole a horse and rode out of town. On July 14th, Pat Garrett shot and killed Billy the Kid in Billy's friend's home near Fort Sumner, New Mexico.

In 1899, at the age of 18 years old, Hortense was alive when on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

In 1935, when she was 54 years old, on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

In 1947, when she was 66 years old, on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1972, in the year of Hortense Debruhl's passing, on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

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Mary J Debruhl
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Patricia M Debruhl
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Robert R Debruhl
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Matthew Debruhl
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Washington, DC
Paul Debruhl
Nov 10, 1904 - July 1972
Washington, District of Columbia
Melvin H Debruhl
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Edith Debruhl
Aug 23, 1903 - April 1982
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Steven H Debruhl
Jan 15, 1947 - Feb 10, 2008
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Jennifer W Debruhl
Feb 24, 1947 - Jul 2, 2008
Nashville, TN
Arnold O Debruhl
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Michael R. Debruhl
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Alma D. (Salinas) Debruhl
Born: around 1963
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Austin Henry Debruhl
Born: around 1929
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