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Imelda A Reitz (1917 - 1999)

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Imelda A Reitz
1917 - 1999
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February 9, 1917
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October 3, 1999
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Vero Beach, Indian River County, Florida 32960
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Imelda A Reitz was born on February 9, 1917. She died on October 3, 1999 at 82 years old. We know that Imelda A Reitz had been residing in Vero Beach, Indian River County, Florida 32960.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Imelda A Reitz passed away on October 3, 1999 at 82 years old. She was born on February 9, 1917. We have no information about Imelda's immediate family. We know that Imelda A Reitz had been residing in Vero Beach, Indian River County, Florida 32960.
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In 1917, in the year that Imelda A Reitz was born, the U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in January. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders are ineligible to vote for the President of the United States.

In 1920, at the age of merely 3 years old, Imelda was alive when on January 1, over 6000 people were arrested and put in prison because they were suspected of being communists. . Many had to be released in a few weeks and only 3 guns were found in their homes. The U.S. Department of Justice "red hunt" netted thousands of "radicals" and suspected "communists" and aliens were deported. But the "hunt" ended after Attorney General Palmer forecast a massive radical uprising on May Day and the day passed without incident.

In 1940, she was 23 years old when on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

In 1969, she was 52 years old when in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

In 1987, at the age of 70 years old, Imelda was alive when on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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