Jane K Dodson (1922 - 2003)

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Jane K Dodson
1922 - 2003
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February 26, 1922
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July 2, 2003
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Sullivan, Franklin County, Missouri 63080
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Jane K Dodson was born on February 26, 1922. She died on July 2, 2003 at 81 years of age. We know that Jane K Dodson had been residing in Sullivan, Franklin County, Missouri 63080.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Jane K Dodson died on July 2, 2003 at 81 years of age. She was born on February 26, 1922. There is no information about Jane's family or relationships. We know that Jane K Dodson had been residing in Sullivan, Franklin County, Missouri 63080.

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In 1922, in the year that Jane K Dodson was born, 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.

In 1934, she was merely 12 years old when on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1967, at the age of 45 years old, Jane was alive when on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1989, at the age of 67 years old, Jane was alive when on March 24th, the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and oil began spilling out of the hold. The oil would eventually contaminate more than a thousand miles of coastline. It is estimated that over 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Sound - killing 100,000 to 250,000 seabirds, over 2,800 sea otters, about 12 river otters, 300 harbor seals, 247 bald eagles, and 22 orcas - as well as an unknown number of salmon and herring.

In 1994, when she was 72 years old, 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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