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Mary A Edrington (1905 - 2001)

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Mary A Edrington
1905 - 2001
Born
March 22, 1905
Death
April 3, 2001
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Munday, Knox County, Texas 76371
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Mary A Edrington was born on March 22, 1905. She died on April 3, 2001 at 96 years of age. We know that Mary A Edrington had been residing in Munday, Knox County, Texas 76371.
Updated: November 7, 2011
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Mary A Edrington passed away on April 3, 2001 at 96 years of age. She was born on March 22, 1905. We have no information about Mary's family or relationships. We know that Mary A Edrington had been residing in Munday, Knox County, Texas 76371.
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In 1905, in the year that Mary A Edrington was born, the Industrial Workers of the World was founded. An international labor union founded in Chicago, it was most often referred to as the "Wobblies" and had ties to the socialist movement and the anarchist movement. At its peak, it had 150,000 members.

In 1918, Mary was just 13 years old when on November 11th, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, ending the fighting on the Western Front in World War I. This meant a complete defeat of Germany although Germany never formally surrendered. It took another six months of negotiations to sign an actual peace treaty between the warring parties.

In 1947, at the age of 42 years old, Mary was alive when on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1976, she was 71 years old when 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 1981, she was 76 years old when on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

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