Laura Mixon (1893 - 1976)

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Woodland, Chickasaw County, Mississippi

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1893 - In the year that Laura Mixon was born, on May 5th, a crash on the New York Stock Exchange started a depression that lasted 4 years. It was the beginning of the Panic of 1893.

1902 - By the time she was merely 9 years old, the Aswan Low Dam (the old Aswan Dam) began construction in Egypt in 1899 and was completed in 1902 - making it the largest masonry dam in the world at the time. The dam was built on the Nile River in order to conserve water and regulate flooding, allowing for population increase along the Nile.

1910 - She was 17 years old when the Mexican revolution began. Dictator Porfirio Díaz had ruled for 35 years and was nationally unpopular. When elections were held in 1910 and a rigged election kept Diaz in office. The uprising began - and lasted for another 10 years.

1967 - At the age of 74 years old, Laura was alive when on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

1976 - In the year of Laura Mixon's passing, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

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Laura Mixon passed away in September 1976 at 83 years old. No cause of death has been entered. She was born on February 25, 1893. We have no information about Laura's family or relationships. We know that Laura Mixon had been residing in Woodland, Chickasaw County, Mississippi.

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