Lola E Longworth (1908 - 1992)

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HAWLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
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Lola E. Longworth had been on the board of the library since 1966 and served on the Book Committee as the library grew through the years. She served as board president, 1967-1969. In 1984 Lola made a gift to the library to build a new wing in memory of her mother, Louise A. Longworth. The Longworth Wing provided space for the Reading Room with reference books, periodicals, large print books, and study tables upstairs and the Children’s Room downstairs. The portrait is by Polly Parke.
Further growth prompted a second addition in 1997.

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Hawley, Wayne County, Pennsylvania United States
Cause of death: Heart Failure

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Heart Failure

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Tafton, Pike County, Pennsylvania

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Family

Mother: Louise A. Longworth

Education

College Graduate

Professions

Journalism Teacher

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E

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Ethnicity

white

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Anerican

Religion

Unitarian

Gender

Female

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1908 - In the year that Lola E Longworth was born, Henry Ford developed the first Model T automobile, often called the Tin Lizzy or flivver. Produced from 1908 through 1927, it first sold for $850 - which made it affordable for every middle class family. Previously, cars were the province of the upper class and the introduction of the Model T and its availability changed U.S. culture. Within days of its release, over 15,000 cars had been ordered.

1912 - When she was merely 4 years old, the RMS Titanic sank in April. The RMS Titanic was a British built and run passenger liner that was billed as "unsinkable." On its maiden voyage from Southampton England to New York City, carrying about 2,224 passengers and crew - from the wealthiest people in the world to poor emigrants from Europe, the Titanic hit an iceberg. Five of her watertight compartments failed but she was designed to survive only 4 being flooded. She began to sink. There were only enough lifeboats for about half of the passengers so over 1,000 remained behind while "women and children first" were loaded. Over 1500 died, making it the largest maritime disaster in modern history.

1933 - At the age of 25 years old, Lola was alive when the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

1953 - When she was 45 years old, actress and comedian Lucille Ball gave birth to Desi Arnaz, Jr on January 19th. On the same day on "I Love Lucy", the fictional Little Ricky was born as well. Baby Desi graced the cover of the first TV Guide magazine with a headline that read ""Lucy's $50,000,000 baby" - because the commercial revenue from his birth was expected to be that amount.

1992 - In the year of Lola E Longworth's passing, on April 29th, riots began in Los Angeles after the "Rodney King" verdict was issued. Four LAPD officers had been accused of using excessive force (assault) on African-American Rodney King, who had been stopped for drunk driving. The beating had been videotaped. Their acquittal sparked a 6 day riot in Los Angeles.

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Lola E Longworth died on October 17, 1992 in Hawley, Pennsylvania at 84 years old. Her cause of death is listed as: heart Failure. She was born on September 13, 1908. She was born to Louise A. Longworth, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree. We know that Lola E Longworth had been residing in Tafton, Pike County, Pennsylvania.

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Lola Longworth had been on the board of the library since 1966 and served on the Book Committee as the library grew through the years. In 1984 Lola made a gift to the library to build a new wing in memory of her mother, Louise Longworth. The Longworth Wing provided space for the Reading Room with reference books, periodicals, large print books, and study tables upstairs and the Children’s Room downstairs. The library was beginning to come of age, just at a time when the area's population began to explode and the demand for library resources soared. By the early 1990s the books once more overflowed the space. Generous gifts were made in memory of long serving Library Board President William J. Adams. A bequest was received from the estate of Helen Decker Blough and the Capital Building Fund (started in the 1960s, added to over the years, but untouched until now) reached a significant threshold. Thanks to the many different friends of the library, we again expanded our building with the William J. Adams Addition.
Oct 18, 2018 · Reply
I was an autograph hound and a culture vulture in High School. I had a lot of famous friends and received letters from all over the world from famous actors, writers, poets and TV Stars. A bunch of small minded teachers were destroying my reputation as a psychotic who lived in an imaginary world. Lola Longworth asked me to bring my autograph collection to school and during lunch she showed it my grade advisers, the school principal and all the English, Drama and Journalism teachers. After that they all wanted me to be their student, and some asked me to get them autographs too. It was a life-changing experience. She died on this date and several people who helped me, and one person whom I helped ended up in the same town! Hawley, PA!
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