Lucy M Purifoy

(1935 - 2011)

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Lucy M Purifoy
1935 - 2011
Born
June 13, 1935
Death
June 22, 2011
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Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama 36617
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Lucy M Purifoy was born on June 13, 1935. She died on June 22, 2011 at 76 years of age. We know that Lucy M Purifoy had been residing in Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama 36617.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Lucy M Purifoy died on June 22, 2011 at 76 years of age. She was born on June 13, 1935. We are unaware of information about Lucy's family or relationships. We know that Lucy M Purifoy had been residing in Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama 36617.

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In 1935, in the year that Lucy M Purifoy was born, on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1943, at the age of only 8 years old, Lucy was alive when on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

In 1960, when she was 25 years old, on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1988, at the age of 53 years old, Lucy was alive when on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

In 1994, at the age of 59 years old, Lucy was alive when on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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