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Lena M Motter (1909 - 2000)

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Lena M Motter
1909 - 2000
Born
May 15, 1909
Death
May 25, 2000
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Mount Holly Springs, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania 17065
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Lena M Motter was born on May 15, 1909. She died on May 25, 2000 at 91 years old. We know that Lena M Motter had been residing in Mount Holly Springs, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania 17065.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Lena M Motter passed away on May 25, 2000 at 91 years old. She was born on May 15, 1909. We are unaware of information about Lena's immediate family. We know that Lena M Motter had been residing in Mount Holly Springs, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania 17065.
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In 1909, in the year that Lena M Motter was born, William Howard Taft became the 27th President of the United States on March 4th. Previously Secretary of War, Judge on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Solicitor General of the U.S., and Governor of both the Philippines and Cuba, Taft was the only President who went on to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

In 1912, at the age of merely 3 years old, Lena was alive when New Mexico became the 47th state of the Union in January. Previously a province of Mexico, then a territory of the United States and mostly populated by Native Americans and Mexicans, once it became a U.S. territory it was increasingly colonized by European-American settlers. Its population was over 327,000 when it became a state.

In 1923, at the age of just 14 years old, Lena was alive when the Teapot Dome scandal became the subject of an investigation by Senator Walsh and severely damaged the reputation of the Harding administration. Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall was convicted of accepting bribes from oil companies and became the first Cabinet member to go to prison. At the time, the Teapot Dome scandal was seen as "greatest and most sensational scandal in the history of American politics".

In 1979, at the age of 70 years old, Lena was alive when on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

In 1998, Lena was 89 years old when on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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