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Josephine Alberta Swenson (1921 - 1995)

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Josephine Alberta Swenson
1921 - 1995
Born
August 28, 1921
St Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri United States
Death
May 24, 1995
Vencor LA City Hosp. 5525 W. Slauson Ave., in Culver City, Los Angeles County, California United States
Summary
Josephine Alberta Swenson was born on August 28, 1921 in St Joseph, Missouri United States. She is the child of Anna Morrisey and Carl Albert Swenson, with siblings Dorthy and Mary. According to her family tree, Josephine was mother to 3 children. She married Jesse Homer Sanford, and they had children Marce Ann Sanford, Stephanie Sanford, and Patricia Jane Edwards. She died on May 24, 1995 at Vencor LA City Hosp., Culver City, California United States at 73 years of age.
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Apartment Manager, Santa Monica Shores

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1921 - 1995 World Events

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In 1921, in the year that Josephine Alberta Swenson was born, hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1948, by the time she was 27 years old, on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1958, when she was 37 years old, on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1964, at the age of 43 years old, Josephine was alive when in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1995, in the year of Josephine Alberta Swenson's passing, on September 3rd, eBay was founded in San Jose California. Beginning as simply a place for Pierre Omidyar's girlfriend (now wife) to share her Pez passion and collection online, the site has become a multibillion-dollar business and operates in 30 countries.

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