Mahlon Whinery (1881 - 1965)

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Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida

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1881 - In the year that Mahlon Whinery was born, on February 19th, Kansas became the first state to prohibit all alcohol - the prohibition lasted statewide until 1948.

1906 - At the age of 25 years old, Mahlon was alive when abolitionist and suffragette leader Susan B. Anthony died, before women's right to vote nationally was realized (in 1920). She, along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, founded the National American Woman Suffrage Association which later became the League of Women Voters. She died at the age of 86 of heart failure and pneumonia in her home in New York.

1917 - Mahlon was 36 years old when the U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in January. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders are ineligible to vote for the President of the United States.

1920 - This person was 39 years old when the Volstead Act became law. Formally called the National Prohibition Act, the Volstead Act enabled law enforcement agencies to carry out the 18th Amendment. It said that "no person shall manufacture, sell, barter, transport, import, export, deliver, or furnish any intoxicating liquor except as authorized by this act" and defined intoxicating liquor as any beverage containing more than 0.5% alcohol by volume.

1965 - In the year of Mahlon Whinery's passing, the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

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Mahlon Whinery died in September 1965 at 83 years old. No cause of death has been listed for Mahlon. Mahlon was born on December 5, 1881. There is no information about Mahlon's immediate family. We know that Mahlon Whinery had been residing in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida.

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