Lettie Buckalew (1901 - 1987)

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Poplarville, Pearl River County, Mississippi

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1901 - In the year that Lettie Buckalew was born, John Pierpont "J. P." Morgan created U.S. Steel. J.P. Morgan was an American banker and financier who dominated U.S. business at this time. He had previously overseen the creation of General Electric, as well as International Harvester and AT&T. He has been referred to as America's greatest banker. U.S. Steel was the first billion dollar company in the world, worth $1.4 billion in 1901.

1913 - Lettie was merely 12 years old when the 17th Amendment, establishing the direct election of U.S. Senators, was adopted. Previously, Senators were elected by state legislatures. As early as 1826, a call to elect senators through popular vote was championed and previous to the 17th amendment, two states had already changed their process. Governors are still able to appoint senators to vacant seats until an election can be held.

1920 - She was 19 years old when on January 1, over 6000 people were arrested and put in prison because they were suspected of being communists. . Many had to be released in a few weeks and only 3 guns were found in their homes. The U.S. Department of Justice "red hunt" netted thousands of "radicals" and suspected "communists" and aliens were deported. But the "hunt" ended after Attorney General Palmer forecast a massive radical uprising on May Day and the day passed without incident.

1958 - She was 57 years old when on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

1987 - In the year of Lettie Buckalew's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Lettie Buckalew passed away in March 1987 at 86 years old. No cause of death has been listed for Lettie. She was born on January 23, 1901. There is no information about Lettie's family or relationships. We know that Lettie Buckalew had been residing in Poplarville, Pearl River County, Mississippi.

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