Leona Fern Watson (1925 - 2010)

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Sacramento, Sacramento County, California

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1925 - In the year that Leona Fern Watson was born, on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

1940 - At the age of only 15 years old, Leona was alive when on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

1946 - At the age of 21 years old, Leona was alive when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

1955 - Leona was 30 years old when in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

1976 - Leona was 51 years old when The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

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Leona Fern Watson died on January 16, 2010 at 84 years old. No cause of death has been listed for Leona. She was born on May 26, 1925. There is no information about Leona's immediate family. We know that Leona Fern Watson had been residing in Sacramento, Sacramento County, California.

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