Jessie Durrance (1902 - 1985)

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Jessie Durrance
1902 - 1985
updated February 06, 2019
Jessie Durrance was born on January 27, 1902. She died in June 1985 at 83 years old. We know that Jessie Durrance had been residing in Moultrie, Colquitt County, Georgia 31768.

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Jessie Durrance passed away in June 1985 at age 83. She was born on January 27, 1902. We are unaware of information about Jessie's family or relationships. We know that Jessie Durrance had been residing in Moultrie, Colquitt County, Georgia 31768.
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1902 - 1985 World Events

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In 1902, in the year that Jessie Durrance was born, the Aswan Low Dam (the old Aswan Dam) began construction in Egypt in 1899 and was completed in 1902 - making it the largest masonry dam in the world at the time. The dam was built on the Nile River in order to conserve water and regulate flooding, allowing for population increase along the Nile.

In 1914, Jessie was only 12 years old when President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. Anna Jarvis had championed a Mother's Day for years but Congress had joked a few years earlier that then they would have to proclaim a "Mother-in-law's Day" as well. The President who championed a woman's right to vote also created a day in their honor.

In 1929, she was 27 years old when on March 4th, Herbert Hoover became the 31st President of the United States. Early in his presidency, the October stock market crash - "Black Tuesday" - occurred, which lead to the Great Depression. None of his economic policies were able to make a dent in the Depression. This lead to one term and the election of Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt winning the 1933 election in a landslide.

In 1957, she was 55 years old when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1985, in the year of Jessie Durrance's passing, in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

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