Lela Peck (1890 - 1987)

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Auburn, King County, Washington

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1890 - In the year that Lela Peck was born, on July 3rd, Idaho became the 43rd state in the United States. On July 10th, Wyoming became the 44th state.

1891 - She was merely 1 year old when on March 14th, a lynch mob stormed the Old Parish Prison. The mob lynched 11 of the 19 Italians who were arrested for - but found to be innocent of - the murder of New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessy.

1895 - When she was just 5 years old, on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

1931 - Lela was 41 years old when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

1987 - In the year of Lela Peck's passing, 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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Lela Peck passed away in February 1987 at age 96. There is no listed cause of death. She was born on March 20, 1890. We are unaware of information about Lela's immediate family. We know that Lela Peck had been residing in Auburn, King County, Washington.

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