Josephine Rodgers (1908 - 1981)

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Josephine Rodgers
1908 - 1981
updated February 06, 2019
Josephine Rodgers was born on May 17, 1908. She died in April 1981 at 72 years of age. We know that Josephine Rodgers had been residing in McKeesport, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15132.


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Josephine Rodgers passed away in April 1981 at 72 years old. She was born on May 17, 1908. We have no information about Josephine's surviving family. We know that Josephine Rodgers had been residing in McKeesport, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15132.
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1908 - 1981 World Events

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In 1908, in the year that Josephine Rodgers was born, a 7.1 earthquake and the resulting tsunami killed 70,000 to 100,000 people in southern Italy and Sicily. The earthquake, lasting 30 to 40 seconds, occurred in the Strait of Messina which was between the region of Calabria (at the "toe" of Italy) and the island of Sicily and destruction from it occurred in a 186 mile radius. It was the most destructive earthquake ever to hit Europe.

In 1929, when she was 21 years old, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre happened on February 14th. In Chicago, seven men from the North Side Irish gang were gunned down by Al Capone's South Side Italian gang at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street. Al Capone was making a successful move to take over Chicago's organized crime. But the St. Valentine's Day massacre also resulted in a public outcry against all gangsters.

In 1943, when she was 35 years old, on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

In 1951, when she was 43 years old, on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

In 1981, in the year of Josephine Rodgers's passing, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

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Josephine L Rodgers
Jun 22, 1922 - Oct 30, 2004
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Josephine G Rodgers
Nov 17, 1914 - Dec 27, 1990
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Feb 7, 1922 - Aug 8, 2006
San Diego, CA
Josephine v Rodgers
Sep 16, 1903 - Jan 23, 1994
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Mar 25, 1875 - November 1965
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Mar 22, 1896 - April 1987
Mount Angel, Oregon
Josephine A Rodgers
Feb 22, 1922 - November 1990
Josephine K Rodgers
Jun 28, 1911 - Jun 10, 1998
Oakland, CA
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Sep 23, 1903 - March 1977
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Nov 10, 1923 - August 1985
Garden City, Missouri
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Apr 12, 1918 - March 1981
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Oct 9, 1919 - Dec 16, 1997
Saint Louis, MO
Josephine B Rodgers
Aug 18, 1923 - Jan 16, 1992
Empire, LA
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Jan 13, 1907 - Aug 15, 1987
Mobile, AL
Josephine D Rodgers
Apr 30, 1953 - Dec 17, 1987
Millington, TN
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Sep 5, 1911 - December 1987
Greeneville, Tennessee

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Delois Rodgers
May 3, 1945 - May 1982
Harolyn Rodgers
Dec 31, 1955 - December 1986
Donna M Rodgers
Jan 27, 1955 - Jul 25, 2001
Philadelphia, PA
Josephine J Rodgers
Jun 11, 1922 - Jan 5, 2005
Johnstown, PA
Lydia R Rodgers
Jul 14, 1913 - Feb 10, 2002
Allentown, PA
Christophe M Rodgers
Aug 13, 1984 - Apr 1, 2007
Clarence Rodgers
Jul 24, 1907 - May 1981
Winterhaven, CA
Andrew Rodgers
Jan 12, 1908 - August 1984
Plant City, FL
Ruth Rodgers
Jul 24, 1902 - October 1985
Pittsburgh, PA
Ralph Rodgers
Oct 1, 1898 - April 1980
Pittsburgh, PA
Henry Rodgers
Oct 1, 1916 - June 1977
Lawrence Rodgers
Oct 18, 1913 - September 1968
John Rodgers
Jul 5, 1911 - January 1980
Marianna, PA
Francis Rodgers
Mar 30, 1907 - July 1968
Pittsburgh, PA
Felix Rodgers
Jul 2, 1910 - Jun 18, 1990
Pittsburgh, PA
Gabriel Rodgers
Dec 22, 1889 - June 1972
Pittsburgh, PA
John Rodgers
Jun 2, 1918 - November 1985
Green Valley, AZ
Frank Rodgers
Sep 21, 1888 - March 1967
Chicago, IL
Harold Rodgers
Mar 1, 1915 - April 1983
Hialeah, FL
Harry Rodgers
Jul 20, 1904 - April 1969

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Richard C Curry
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William Hermna
Jun 28, 1945 - Jan 9, 2005
Lucille Serena
Aug 5, 1917 - April 1987
Glassport, PA
Sandra L Gettemy
Feb 16, 1947 - Aug 17, 2001
Latrobe, PA
Harold J Carman
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A Sperla
Nov 6, 1944 - April 1991
Duquesne, PA
William H Frank
Dec 7, 1943 - Jan 23, 1996
Webster, NY
Helene S Mautino
Mar 24, 1946 - May 21, 2005
Irwin, PA
Robert Morrison
Jan 26, 1947 - August 1987
Richard L Rusnak
May 2, 1946 - Feb 17, 2009
Kissimmee, FL
Anna Sommerville
Apr 7, 1898 - March 1985
Lansdale, PA
Mary Latzy
Nov 15, 1903 - February 1986
West Mifflin, PA
Alex Lawrence
Oct 19, 1946 - Apr 5, 2003
McKeesport, PA
Myrtle Goldstein
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Ann L Kolick
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