Katherine Zell (1910 - 1974)

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Katherine Zell
1910 - 1974
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December 31, 1910
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July 1974
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Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15212
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Katherine Zell was born on December 31, 1910. She died in July 1974 at 63 years old. We know that Katherine Zell had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15212.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Katherine Zell passed away in July 1974 at age 63. She was born on December 31, 1910. There is no information about Katherine's surviving family. We know that Katherine Zell had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15212.

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In 1910, in the year that Katherine Zell was born, Angel Island, which is in San Francisco Bay, became the immigration center for Asians entering U.S. It was often referred to as "The Ellis Island of the West". Due to restrictive laws against Chinese immigration, many immigrants spent years on the island.

In 1935, Katherine was 25 years old when the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1945, Katherine was 35 years old when on May 8th, World War II in Europe ended when Germany surrendered. Hitler had committed suicide a week before.

In 1962, she was 52 years old when on August 5th, actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe died in Brentwood California. She was ruled to have died from suicide due to a drug overdose. There has been controversy regarding the circumstances ever since, due to her relationships with Jack and Bobby Kennedy.

In 1974, in the year of Katherine Zell's passing, on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

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