Mamie Decatur (1906 - 1997)

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Mamie Decatur
1906 - 1997
updated February 06, 2019
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.

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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.
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In 1906, in the year that Mamie Decatur was born, English biochemist Frederick Hopkins concluded that vitamins are essential to the human body and that a lack of vitamins caused scurvy and rickets. Scurvy and rickets were both huge problems in sailors that were at sea for extended time and the addition of vitamin C, vitamin D, and calcium in their diets helped eradicate the problem.

In 1912, when she was merely 6 years old, New Mexico became the 47th state of the Union in January. Previously a province of Mexico, then a territory of the United States and mostly populated by Native Americans and Mexicans, once it became a U.S. territory it was increasingly colonized by European-American settlers. Its population was over 327,000 when it became a state.

In 1951, at the age of 45 years old, Mamie was alive when on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

In 1965, by the time she was 59 years old, 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 1997, in the year of Mamie Decatur's passing, on June 26th, the first Harry Potter book by J. K. Rowling was released. "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" was an immediate success and spawned not only sequels but also movies, video games, plays, and amusement park attractions. J.K. Rowling, at the time of the first book a poor single mother, has become a multi-billionaire.

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Apr 30, 1905 - August 1979
Pompano Beach, Florida
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Feb 15, 1926 - Mar 20, 2001
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Mar 8, 1928 - Nov 12, 2010
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Alfred Decatur
Jun 6, 1900 - December 1982
Middletown, Ohio
Ronald R Decatur
Jan 22, 1955 - Jun 7, 2005
Ruth Decatur
Jul 17, 1913 - Jul 20, 2003
Lakeland, FL
Alfred G Decatur
Jun 10, 1942 - Dec 22, 2007
Hamilton, OH
Mary Decatur
Apr 17, 1898 - December 1985
Macon, Georgia
Lorraine E Decatur
Jul 6, 1915 - April 1996
Granite City, IL
Warren L Decatur
Apr 17, 1917 - Aug 15, 1988
Granite City, IL
Warren Decatur
Nov 23, 1890 - September 1964
Illinois
Thomas Decatur
Feb 14, 1932 - May 1967
Harry Decatur
Sep 2, 1891 - August 1971
San Diego, California
Lucille M Decatur
Dec 20, 1922 - Apr 27, 2004
Novi, MI
Betty Lee Decatur
Jan 2, 1952 - Apr 4, 2008
Bloomington, California
Raymond Decatur
May 9, 1901 - January 1966
Rose City, Michigan
William Decatur
Oct 25, 1898 - June 1985
Bay City, Michigan

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