Leola Brabham (1888 - 1978)

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Leola Brabham
1888 - 1978
updated February 06, 2019
Leola Brabham was born on November 4, 1888. She died in July 1978 at age 89. We know that Leola Brabham had been residing in Longview, Gregg County, Texas 75603.


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Leola Brabham died in July 1978 at 89 years of age. She was born on November 4, 1888. We have no information about Leola's family or relationships. We know that Leola Brabham had been residing in Longview, Gregg County, Texas 75603.
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In 1888, in the year that Leola Brabham was born, Irishman John Robert Gregg published a pamphlet in the U.S., teaching his first version of shorthand - Gregg shorthand. When he improved on the first version and published it 5 years later, Gregg shorthand became popular.

In 1893, Leola was merely 5 years old when on November 7th, the women of Colorado were given the right to vote via a state referendum. Fifty-five percent of voters turned out and the referendum passed with 35,798 voting in favor and 29,551 voting against.

In 1914, by the time she was 26 years old, in August, the Panama Canal opened to traffic. Begun by the French in the 1880's and abandoned, the United States undertook further construction in 1904. After 10 years, and the elimination of malaria carrying mosquitoes (which caused immense delays for the French and the Americans), the 48 mile long artificial waterway - a series of locks - created a shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

In 1947, by the time she was 59 years old, on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1978, in the year of Leola Brabham'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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