Lura Cross (1895 - 1980)

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Lura Cross
1895 - 1980
updated February 06, 2019
Lura Cross was born on May 7, 1895. She died in November 1980 at 85 years old. We know that Lura Cross had been residing in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida.

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Lura Cross died in November 1980 at age 85. She was born on May 7, 1895. We are unaware of information about Lura's immediate family. We know that Lura Cross had been residing in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida.
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1895 - 1980 World Events

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In 1895, in the year that Lura Cross was born, on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

In 1907, by the time she was just 12 years old, the Monongah coal mining disaster occurred on December 6th, happening at the Fairmont Coal Company’s No. 6 and No. 8 mines.. Over 361 miners were killed. Because there was no breathing apparatus at the time to help rescuers, recovery efforts were greatly hampered. It is considered the worst mining disaster in American history and led to government oversight in mining practices.

In 1910, at the age of just 15 years old, Lura was alive when the Mexican revolution began. Dictator Porfirio Díaz had ruled for 35 years and was nationally unpopular. When elections were held in 1910 and a rigged election kept Diaz in office. The uprising began - and lasted for another 10 years.

In 1925, Lura was 30 years old when gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1980, in the year of Lura Cross's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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Saint Petersburg, FL
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Miami, Florida
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Nov 9, 1913 - May 1981
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