Mamie Decatur

(1906 - 1997)

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Mamie Decatur
1906 - 1997
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May 10, 1906
Death
August 14, 1997
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Fernandina Beach, Nassau County, Florida 32034
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Mamie Decatur was born on May 10, 1906. She died on August 14, 1997 at 91 years old. We know that Mamie Decatur had been residing in Fernandina Beach, Nassau County, Florida 32034.
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Mamie Decatur died on August 14, 1997 at 91 years old. She was born on May 10, 1906. We have no information about Mamie's immediate family. We know that Mamie Decatur had been residing in Fernandina Beach, Nassau County, Florida 32034.

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In 1906, in the year that Mamie Decatur was born, Finland became the first European country to give women the vote and to allow them to run for political office. (Women in Australia and New Zealand already had that right but couldn't run for office.) Although Finland belonged to the Russian Empire, there was great unrest and the Tsar wanted to broker a quick peace. As a part of the brokered peace, women got the vote.

In 1919, at the age of just 13 years old, Mamie was alive when in June, the Treaty of Versailles - officially ending World War I - was signed. The European Allies demanded "compensation by Germany for all damage done to the civilian population of the Allies and their property by the aggression of Germany by land, by sea and from the air.” The requirement of compensation is seen by most as the reason for the collapse of the German economy and gave rise to the rule of Hitler.

In 1955, at the age of 49 years old, Mamie was alive when on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1976, by the time she was 70 years old, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1997, in the year of Mamie Decatur's passing, on August 31st, Princess Diana of Great Britain was killed when her car crashed into a pillar in the tunnel under the Pont de l'Alma bridge in Paris. The car she was riding in was trying to evade the paparazzi but it was also discovered later that the driver of the car, who was also killed, had three times the legal limit of alcohol which likely contributed to the accident.

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