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Laura M Whitaker (1910 - 1993)

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Laura M Whitaker
1910 - 1993
Born
February 3, 1910
Death
June 17, 1993
Last Known Residence
Roodhouse, Greene County, Illinois 62082
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Laura M Whitaker of Roodhouse, Greene County, Illinois was born on February 3, 1910, and died at age 83 years old on June 17, 1993.
Updated: November 2, 2011
Biography ID: 48378218

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Laura Whitaker passed away at age 83 years old on June 17, 1993. Laura M Whitaker of Roodhouse, Greene County, Illinois was born on February 3, 1910.

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Laura M Whitaker lived 12 years longer than the average Whitaker family member when she died at the age of 83.
The average age of a Whitaker family member is 71.
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1910 - 1993 World Events

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In 1910, in the year that Laura M Whitaker was born, the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated. U.S. publisher W.D. Boyce was visiting England when he became lost in the London fog. An unknown Boy Scout helped him find his way out, declining a tip (he said that he was a Boy Scout and was doing his good deed for the day). Boyce was so impressed that he incorporated the Boy Scouts of America when he returned home. Its purpose was "to teach boys patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred values."

In 1929, at the age of 19 years old, Laura was alive when 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 1951, at the age of 41 years old, Laura was alive when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1968, at the age of 58 years old, Laura was alive when on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1993, in the year of Laura M Whitaker's passing, on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

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