Madeline Lawless (1912 - 1987)

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Madeline Lawless
1912 - 1987
updated February 06, 2019
Madeline Lawless was born on September 8, 1912. She died in May 1987 at age 74. We know that Madeline Lawless had been residing in Bound Brook, Somerset County, New Jersey 08805.


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Madeline Lawless died in May 1987 at 74 years old. She was born on September 8, 1912. We are unaware of information about Madeline's surviving family. We know that Madeline Lawless had been residing in Bound Brook, Somerset County, New Jersey 08805.
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In 1912, in the year that Madeline Lawless was born, 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.

In 1921, Madeline was merely 9 years old when hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1954, when she was 42 years old, on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1965, at the age of 53 years old, Madeline was alive when from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

In 1987, in the year of Madeline Lawless'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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Jan 7, 1961 - Mar 19, 2004
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James Lawless
Jan 18, 1917 - January 1981
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Loretta Lawless
Sep 3, 1915 - June 1982
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Sep 22, 1898 - Jan 1, 1990
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May 8, 1907 - January 1981
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Aug 3, 1897 - July 1975
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William Lawless
Nov 26, 1930 - November 1980
Thomas Lawless
Aug 10, 1908 - February 1975
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Catherine Lawless
Nov 1, 1909 - July 1982
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Rita Lawless
Feb 17, 1917 - February 1979
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Mar 24, 1901 - November 1965
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