Laura M Williams (1913 - 2002)

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Idaho Falls, Bonneville County, Idaho

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1913 - In the year that Laura M Williams was born, ratified in February the 16th Amendment, establishing a Federal income tax, became law. Previously, customs duties (tariffs) and excise taxes were the primary sources of federal revenue. With the passage of the 16th Amendment, incomes of couples exceeding $4,000, as well as those of single persons earning $3,000 or more, were subject to a 1% Federal tax (that would be about $98,000 and $74,000 now). Rates rose to 7% for incomes over half a million dollars. Less than 1% of the population was subject to income tax.

1923 - At the age of merely 10 years old, Laura was alive when Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

1963 - She was 50 years old when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

1964 - She was 51 years old when on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

1987 - At the age of 74 years old, Laura was alive when 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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Laura M Williams died on February 2, 2002 at 88 years of age. There is no known cause of death for Laura. She was born on July 17, 1913. We have no information about Laura's family or relationships. We know that Laura M Williams had been residing in Idaho Falls, Bonneville County, Idaho.

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