Laura Pearl Crist (1916 - 2007)

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Burial / Funeral

Tahoma National Cemetery
Section L Row A Site 151,
18600 Se 240th St, Kent, Wa

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Seattle, King County, Washington

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Branch of service: Us Navy
Rank attained: TMV2
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Pearl

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1916 - In the year that Laura Pearl Crist was born, suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

1922 - When she was only 6 years old, on December 6th, the Irish Free State, a self-governing dominion of the British Empire, was officially proclaimed. While establishing some independence for the people of Ireland, it did not create a fully independent Ireland and the fighting continued.

1949 - She was 33 years old when comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

1955 - At the age of 39 years old, Laura was alive when on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

1977 - Laura was 61 years old when on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

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Laura Pearl Crist passed away on October 10, 2007 at age 91. There is no known cause of death for Laura. She was buried in Tahoma National Cemetery Section L Row A Site 151, Kent, Wa. She was born on January 13, 1916. We have no information about Laura's family or relationships. We know that Laura Pearl Crist had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington.

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