Leona Zaffer

(1893 - 1978)

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Leona Zaffer
1893 - 1978
Born
April 6, 1893
Death
August 1978
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Taylor, Wayne County, Michigan 48180
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Leona Zaffer was born on April 6, 1893. She died in August 1978 at 85 years old. We know that Leona Zaffer had been residing in Taylor, Wayne County, Michigan 48180.
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Leona Zaffer passed away in August 1978 at 85 years of age. She was born on April 6, 1893. There is no information about Leona's immediate family. We know that Leona Zaffer had been residing in Taylor, Wayne County, Michigan 48180.

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In 1893, in the year that Leona Zaffer was born, a songbook, called Song Stories for the Kindergarten, was published by sisters Patty and Mildred Hill. One of the songs included in the book was "Good Morning to All" - later the lyrics were changed and it became "Happy Birthday to You".

In 1942, she was 49 years old when from January 7th through April 9th, the Battle of Bataan was fought in the Philippines. At the end of the battle, the U.S. and Filipino forces surrendered and a three-year occupation of the Philippines by Japan began. Between 60,000 and 80,000 American and Filipino soldiers surrendered and were marched around 60 to 69 miles - most were beaten, abused, or killed. Named the Bataan Death March, it was later declared to be a war crime.

In 1953, when she was 60 years old, on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

In 1963, at the age of 70 years old, Leona was alive when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1978, in the year of Leona Zaffer's passing, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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