Margaret Dees (1917 - 2004)

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Margaret Dees
1917 - 2004
updated February 06, 2019
Margaret Dees was born on March 5, 1917. She died on November 29, 2004 at age 87. We know that Margaret Dees had been residing in Urbana, Champaign County, Illinois.


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Margaret Dees passed away on November 29, 2004 at 87 years old. She was born on March 5, 1917. We have no information about Margaret's immediate family. We know that Margaret Dees had been residing in Urbana, Champaign County, Illinois.
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In 1917, in the year that Margaret Dees was born, in April, the U.S. entered World War I, declaring war against Germany. President Wilson had previously declared neutrality in the war - a position supported by the majority of Americans - but after Germany declared that they would sink all ships trading with Great Britain and sunk U.S. ships, public opinion began to change. Then the Lusitania was sunk, killing 1,201 - including 128 Americans - and more U.S. ships were sunk. The U.S. could stand aside no longer.

In 1922, she was just 5 years old when on November 4th, British Egyptologists George Carnarvon and Howard Carter unearthed the first step leading to King Tutankhamen's tomb in the Valley of the Kings. By the end of the month they had unearthed the steps and broken through the door into the intact tomb. This was the only tomb that had remained unlooted that had been found (and is, to date). Filled with gold, jewels, and ancient everyday items, the find was priceless - in terms of money and history.

In 1968, she was 51 years old when on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1976, when she was 59 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 1992, she was 75 years old when in April, Bosnia-Herzegovina declared independence from Yugoslavia. The newly created Bosnian Serb army then began a campaign against Muslim Bosniaks and Bosnian Croats - killing, raping, torturing, beating and robbing - and resulting in the deaths of over 100,000.

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Jul 2, 1912 - Feb 12, 2011
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Jun 21, 1915 - February 1986
Waltonville, Illinois
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Dec 16, 1920 - Apr 3, 2003
Decatur, IL
Ivan Dees
Jul 4, 1902 - November 1981
Harrisburg, Illinois
Adeline D Dees
Jul 22, 1926 - Dec 11, 2005
Mobile, AL
Geneva Dees
Aug 29, 1928 - Apr 4, 1999
Chicago, IL
Jessie M Dees
Aug 24, 1927 - Jul 1, 2005
Chicago, IL
Bobby K Dees
Sep 16, 1944 - Jan 23, 2002
Joyce Ruth Dees
Dec 7, 1924 - Nov 18, 2009
Sun City West, Arizona
Maudeline L Dees
Aug 24, 1915 - Mar 30, 1999
Mattoon, IL
Ella Dees
Sep 2, 1890 - January 1981
Benton, Illinois
David Dees
Oct 8, 1886 - September 1969
Benton, Illinois
Judith A Dees
Jan 5, 1939 - Jul 25, 2002
Argyle, TX
Ronie Paul Dees
Jan 5, 1952 - Aug 27, 1979
Argle B Dees
May 23, 1923 - Dec 18, 1999
Saint Clair, MI
Beryl E Dees
May 12, 1925 - Apr 27, 1989
Royal Oak, MI
Mary R Dees
Oct 16, 1938 - Jul 23, 2004
Detroit, MI
Frank Dees
Jun 4, 1904 - May 1974
Springfield, Illinois
Patricia B Dees
Jun 17, 1931 - May 9, 2010
Bonita Springs, Florida
Walter Dees
May 26, 1879 - November 1968
Saginaw, Michigan

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