Mary A Chipman (1913 - 1993)

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Mary A Chipman
1913 - 1993
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August 29, 1913
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January 31, 1993
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Torrington, Litchfield County, Connecticut 06790
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Mary A Chipman was born on August 29, 1913. She died on January 31, 1993 at age 79. We know that Mary A Chipman had been residing in Torrington, Litchfield County, Connecticut 06790.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Mary A Chipman passed away on January 31, 1993 at 79 years old. She was born on August 29, 1913. There is no information about Mary's surviving family. We know that Mary A Chipman had been residing in Torrington, Litchfield County, Connecticut 06790.

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In 1913, in the year that Mary A Chipman was born, the Philippine–American War ended for good in June. While the official end of the war was in 1902, fighting continued for several years. An estimated 200,000 to 250,000 total Filipino civilians died and although the U.S. viewed its role as a colonial presence as one of preparing the Philippines for independence, American colonization drastically changed the character off the culture. The Catholic Church was no longer the state religion and English became the primary language of the government.

In 1922, Mary was merely 9 years old when the Reparations Commission assessed German liability for World War 1 at 132 billion gold marks (over $32 billion U.S. dollars at the time). This led to hyperinflation in Germany and created the political and social atmosphere in which Hitler was able to rise to power.

In 1946, at the age of 33 years old, Mary was alive when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1952, by the time she was 39 years old, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1993, in the year of Mary A Chipman's passing, on February 26th, a truck bomb exploded in the garage under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the bomb didn't do what was planned (collapse the North Tower into the South Tower), it did kill six people and injured thousands of people.

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