Martha R Sumpter Cole (1925 - 2005)

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Cause of death: Stroke

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Stroke

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at Mount Hope Cemetery, in Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas United States

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Last Known Residence

2541 Quincy Ave, in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri United States

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Family

Parent: Brittie Sumpter
Parent: Ethel Mae McGaughey Sumpter
Siblings: Dora Katherine Sumpter Johnson, Earl Sumpter, Ernest Theodore Sumpter, Barbara Jean Sumpter Gustin, Robert Merle Sumpter, and Bernice Sumpter Shamblin

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Sumpter

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Caucasian

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1925 - In the year that Martha R Sumpter Cole was born, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

1940 - By the time she was only 15 years old, on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

1957 - By the time she was 32 years old, on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

1958 - At the age of 33 years old, Matha R was alive when on January 1st, the European Economic Community (Common Market) came into operation. The first members were France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The Common Market was formed as a way to strengthen members' economies and deter wars in Europe.

1997 - Matha R was 72 years old when on July 1st, Hong Kong was returned to China. In 1898, Great Britain was awarded Hong Kong for 99 years. In a subsequent agreement, China agreed to allow Hong Kong to remain capitalist. So the handing over of the area ended British rule but did not change the economic system of Hong Kong.

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Martha R Sumpter Cole died on August 5, 2005 at 80 years of age. Her cause of death is listed as: stroke. She was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Independence, Kansas. Matha R was born on June 4, 1925. She was born to Brittie Sumpter and Ethel Mae McGaughey Sumpter, with siblings Dora Katherine, Earl, Ernest, Barbara Jean, Robert, and Bernice. We know that Martha R Sumpter Cole had been residing in 2541 Quincy Ave, in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri United States.

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