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Lena Whitaker (1892 - 1978)

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Lena Whitaker
1892 - 1978
Born
July 15, 1892
Death
October 1978
Last Known Residence
Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire 03801
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Lena Whitaker of Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire was born on July 15, 1892, and died at age 86 years old in October 1978.
Updated: October 1, 2011
Biography ID: 2868976

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Lena Whitaker passed away at age 86 years old in October 1978. Lena Whitaker of Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire was born on July 15, 1892.

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Lena Whitaker lived 15 years longer than the average Whitaker family member when she died at the age of 86.
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In 1892, in the year that Lena Whitaker was born, on October 5th, the Dalton Gang was shot. The Gang was attempting to rob two banks - simultaneously - in Coffeyville Kansas but word spread of the robberies and townspeople with guns greeted them when they left the banks. Four members of the gang were killed - only Emmett Dalton survived his wounds and spent 14 years in prison.

In 1913, when she was 21 years old, Henry Ford installed the first moving assembly line for the mass production of an entire automobile. It had previously taken 12 hours to assemble a whole vehicle - now it took only two hours and 30 minutes! Inspired by the production lines at flour mills, breweries, canneries and industrial bakeries, along with the disassembly of animal carcasses in Chicago’s meat-packing plants, Ford created moving belts for parts and the assembly line was born.

In 1920, at the age of 28 years old, Lena was alive when Italian born factory worker Nicola Sacco and fish peddler Bartolomeo Vanzetti were picked up by police on May 5th in connection with the April 15th murder and robbery of a guard and a paymaster at the Slater and Morrill Shoe Company in South Braintree, Mass. Although in later years they were thought to be innocent, they were anarchists and were convicted of the crime and put to death.

In 1932, by the time she was 40 years old, five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1978, in the year of Lena Whitaker's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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