Jane Allen (1880 - 1974)

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Clarksdale, Coahoma County, Mississippi

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1880 - In the year that Jane Allen was born, on February 2nd the city of Wabash, Indiana became the third city in the world to be lit by electricity.

1922 - By the time she was 42 years old, on June 22, coal miners in Herrin Illinois, were on strike (coal miners had been on strike nationally since April 1). The striking miners were outraged at the strikebreakers (scabs) that the company had brought in and laid siege to the mine. Three union workers were killed when gunfire was exchanged. The next day, union miners killed 23 strikebreakers and mine guards. No one, on either side, ever faced jail time.

1945 - When she was 65 years old, on January 20th, Franklin D. Roosevelt was sworn in to his fourth term as President of the United States. He died 82 days into his term and his new Vice-President, Harry Truman, became President.

1971 - By the time she was 91 years old, in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

1974 - In the year of Jane Allen's passing, on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

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Jane Allen passed away in January 1974 at 93 years of age. No cause of death has been entered. She was born on November 12, 1880. There is no information about Jane's immediate family. We know that Jane Allen had been residing in Clarksdale, Coahoma County, Mississippi.

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