Lillian M Deford (1915 - 1994)

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Lillian M Deford
1915 - 1994
updated February 06, 2019
Lillian M Deford was born on May 10, 1915. She died on May 30, 1994 at age 79. We know that Lillian M Deford had been residing in Sturgis, Saint Joseph County, Michigan.


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Lillian M Deford passed away on May 30, 1994 at 79 years old. She was born on May 10, 1915. We are unaware of information about Lillian's family or relationships. We know that Lillian M Deford had been residing in Sturgis, Saint Joseph County, Michigan.
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In 1915, in the year that Lillian M Deford was born, the Superior Court in Fulton County Georgia accepted the charter for the establishment of the new Ku Klux Klan, succeeding the Klan that flourished in the South in the late 1800's. This iteration of the Klan adopted white clothing and used many of the code words from the first Klan, adding cross burnings and mass marches in an attempt to intimidate others.

In 1951, Lillian was 36 years old when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1972, by the time she was 57 years old, on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

In 1984, at the age of 69 years old, Lillian was alive when on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

In 1994, in the year of Lillian M Deford's passing, on May 6th, the Channel Tunnel or "Chunnel" was officially opened. The Chunnel is a railway tunnel beneath the English Channel that connects Great Britain to mainland France. Original plans for such a tunnel were developed in 1802 and approved by Napoleon Bonaparte but the British rejected the plan fearing that Napoleon would use the railway to invade.

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