Josephine Frater (1911 - 1987)

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Jeannette, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

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1911 - In the year that Josephine Frater was born, the Triangle Shirtwaist fire occurred, one of the deadliest industrial disasters in U.S. history. 146 workers (123 women and 23 men, many of them recent Jewish and Italian immigrants) died from the fire or by jumping to escape the fire and smoke. The garment factory was on the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors of a building in Greenwich Village in Manhattan. Doors to stairwells and exits had been locked in order to prevent workers from taking unauthorized breaks and to prevent theft, so they couldn't escape by normal means when the fire broke out. Due to the disaster, legislation was passed to protect sweatshop workers.

1917 - When she was merely 6 years old, 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.

1936 - By the time she was 25 years old, on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

1969 - She was 58 years old when on January 20th, Richard M. Nixon became the 37th President of the United States. Previously the Vice President to President Eisenhower, Nixon was the only President to resign in office - in his second term.

1987 - In the year of Josephine Frater's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Josephine Frater passed away in March 1987 at 75 years of age. There is no listed cause of death for Josephine. She was born on September 15, 1911. There is no information about Josephine's surviving family. We know that Josephine Frater had been residing in Jeannette, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

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