Lena Finkenthal (1902 - 1983)

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Lena Finkenthal
1902 - 1983
updated February 06, 2019
Lena Finkenthal was born on June 22, 1902. She died in September 1983 at age 81. We know that Lena Finkenthal had been residing in Bayside, Queens County, New York 11360.


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Lena Finkenthal passed away in September 1983 at age 81. She was born on June 22, 1902. There is no information about Lena's family or relationships. We know that Lena Finkenthal had been residing in Bayside, Queens County, New York 11360.
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1902 - 1983 World Events

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In 1902, in the year that Lena Finkenthal was born, the world famous Italian tenor, Enrico Caruso, made the first gramophone recording by a popular singer. Accompanied by only a piano, his voice recordings became a big seller and did much to popularize the new-fangled gramophone. He had to sing into a metal "horn" that relayed his voice to a metal disc. And the songs had to be under 4 and a half minutes!

In 1931, by the time she was 29 years old, 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.

In 1954, when she was 52 years old, on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1968, when she was 66 years old, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1983, in the year of Lena Finkenthal's passing, "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

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Dec 24, 1882 - August 1978
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Hilda Finkenthal
Jun 2, 1927 - May 15, 1999
Long Beach, NY
Samuel Finkenthal
Jul 29, 1904 - Jan 13, 1991
Minnie Finkenthal
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Astoria, NY
Ethel Finkenthal
Apr 4, 1904 - December 1984
West Palm Beach, FL
Charlotte Finkenthal
Sep 22, 1902 - December 1982
Mineola, NY
David Finkenthal
Apr 10, 1893 - November 1977
Philadelphia, PA
Bessie Finkenthal
Sep 28, 1903 - Dec 1, 1995
Philadelphia, PA
Abraham Finkenthal
Sep 18, 1891 - April 1972
Cleveland, Ohio
Ida Finkenthal
May 15, 1896 - June 1974
Cleveland, Ohio
Theodore Finkenthal
Mar 25, 1924 - Feb 6, 2004
Beachwood, OH
Sampson Finkenthal
Aug 12, 1894 - October 1971
Chicago, Illinois
Max Finkenthal
Jan 24, 1900 - Sep 1, 1965
Los Angeles, CA
Bessie Finkenthal
around 1866 - Apr 18, 1934
Frieda Finkenthal
around 1900 - Feb 25, 1941
Irving J Finkenthal
around 1925  - May 6, 1925
Jacob Finkenthal
around 1853 - Jan 13, 1921
Joseph Finkenthal
around 1886 - Nov 1, 1936
Pincus Finkenthal
around 1859 - Mar 21, 1926
Rose Finkenthal
around 1880 - Jun 2, 1943

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