Katherine Dees (1909 - 1987)

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Katherine Dees
1909 - 1987
updated February 06, 2019
Katherine Dees was born on March 14, 1909. She died in February 1987 at 77 years old. We know that Katherine Dees had been residing in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas.


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Katherine Dees died in February 1987 at 77 years of age. She was born on March 14, 1909. We have no information about Katherine's family. We know that Katherine Dees had been residing in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas.
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In 1909, in the year that Katherine Dees was born, William Howard Taft became the 27th President of the United States on March 4th. Previously Secretary of War, Judge on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Solicitor General of the U.S., and Governor of both the Philippines and Cuba, Taft was the only President who went on to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

In 1920, at the age of only 11 years old, Katherine was alive when speakeasies replaced saloons as the center of social activity. After the 18th Amendment was ratified and selling alcohol became illegal, saloons closed and speakeasies took their place. Speakeasies, also called a blind pig or blind tiger, were "so called because of the practice of speaking quietly about such a place in public, or when inside it, so as not to alert the police or neighbors". There were a lot of them and they were very popular. And where saloons often prohibited women, they were encouraged at speakeasies because of the added profits.

In 1930, Katherine was 21 years old when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1946, at the age of 37 years old, Katherine was alive when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1987, in the year of Katherine Dees's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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Nov 12, 1889 - September 1970
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Aug 23, 1906 - August 1970
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Oct 30, 1897 - May 1972
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Apr 29, 1916 - Oct 25, 2004
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Feb 24, 1924 - Jul 16, 2010
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Charles Walter Dees
Mar 5, 1930 - May 28, 2006
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Curtis N Dees
Jan 28, 1936 - Jun 12, 2011
Ben Byron Dees
Aug 13, 1941 - Oct 22, 2003
Donald Calvin Dees
Nov 18, 1945 - May 22, 2009
Olney, Texas
Iris Dees
May 28, 1907 - Sep 30, 1989
Kyle, TX
Cecil F Dees
Oct 24, 1881 - Apr 15, 1966
Cleburne, TX
Michael A Dees
Sep 19, 1954 - Feb 25, 2008
Brevard, NC
Herbie W Dees
Oct 27, 1907 - May 28, 1999
Park Ridge, IL
Allen Dewitt Dees
Sep 16, 1911 - May 18, 2011
Kaufman, Texas
John Dees
Aug 19, 1913 - April 1983
Houston, Texas
Herbert Dees
Jan 9, 1905 - October 1967

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