Mary Coleman (1912 - 1982)

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Mary Coleman
1912 - 1982
updated February 06, 2019
Mary Coleman was born on September 22, 1912. She died in October 1982 at 70 years old. We know that Mary Coleman had been residing in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19115.


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Mary Coleman died in October 1982 at age 70. She was born on September 22, 1912. We are unaware of information about Mary's family. We know that Mary Coleman had been residing in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19115.
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In 1912, in the year that Mary Coleman was born, the RMS Titanic sank in April. The RMS Titanic was a British built and run passenger liner that was billed as "unsinkable." On its maiden voyage from Southampton England to New York City, carrying about 2,224 passengers and crew - from the wealthiest people in the world to poor emigrants from Europe, the Titanic hit an iceberg. Five of her watertight compartments failed but she was designed to survive only 4 being flooded. She began to sink. There were only enough lifeboats for about half of the passengers so over 1,000 remained behind while "women and children first" were loaded. Over 1500 died, making it the largest maritime disaster in modern history.

In 1936, she was 24 years old when on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1946, she was 34 years old when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1960, at the age of 48 years old, Mary was alive when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1982, in the year of Mary Coleman's passing, on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

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Other Mary Colemans

Mary P Coleman
Born: around 1913
Texas, United States
Mary N Coleman
Born: around 1916
Kentucky, United States
Mary E Coleman
Born: around 1904
South Carolina, United States
Mary M Coleman
Born: around 1921
Maryland, United States
Mary C Coleman
Born: around 1905
Virginia, United States
Mary L Coleman
Born: around 1920
Virginia, United States
Mary C Coleman
Born: around 1921
Pennsylvania, United States
Mary T Coleman
Born: around 1919
New Jersey, United States
Mary Bridget Coleman
Died: 1919
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Mtel, Australia
Mary Coleman
1903 - 1984
Mtel, Australia
Mary Lorraine Coleman
Leon, Australia
Mary Teresa Coleman
Nfit, Australia
Mary Coleman
Tall, Australia
Mary Coleman
Suns, Australia
Mary Coleman
Ballarat, Australia
Mary Jane Holden Coleman
Dandenong, Australia
Mary Annie Coleman
Bays, Australia
Mary May Coleman
Nov 17, 1901 - October 1976
Washington, District of Columbia

Other Colemans

H L Coleman
Sep 15, 1908 - Oct 30, 2000
Carteret, NJ
Faye Coleman
Dec 25, 1888 - November 1973
Nashville, TN
Charles F Coleman
Jun 3, 1912 - Jan 5, 1997
Wilmington, DE
Ellen Coleman
Feb 12, 1912 - Jan 25, 1998
Atlantic City, NJ
Richard Coleman
Aug 31, 1880 - August 1973
Vineland, NJ
Clarence Coleman
Sep 6, 1904 - Mar 11, 1997
Atlantic City, NJ
Ida B Coleman
Jan 2, 1916 - Jun 7, 1991
Harrison Coleman
Jan 14, 1889 - April 1968
Jersey City, NJ
John F Coleman
Jun 10, 1898 - Feb 23, 1989
Bradenton, FL
Elizabeth Coleman
Aug 24, 1894 - October 1976
Colonia, NJ
Helen Coleman
Sep 8, 1883 - February 1970
Bayonne, NJ
Whitney Coleman
May 22, 1902 - January 1978
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
John J Coleman
Aug 13, 1917 - Jun 29, 2007
Madison, NJ
Fred Coleman
Feb 2, 1902 - December 1983
Bordentown, NJ
Charles Coleman
Jan 25, 1915 - April 1950
Edward J Coleman
Jul 1, 1921 - Apr 4, 2003
North Arlington, NJ
Charlotte Coleman
Dec 22, 1919 - June 1985
Jackson, NJ
Helen Coleman
Jul 1, 1913 - Oct 7, 1996
Andover, NJ
Lander Coleman
Apr 26, 1913 - May 3, 2001
Irvington, NJ
James Coleman
May 1920 - August 1959

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Lawnside, NJ
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Towanda, PA
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Saint Augustine, FL
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Mount Ephraim, NJ
Mary Shannon
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Aptos, CA
Roland E Swain
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Gloucester City, NJ
Mildred M Rives
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Cherry Hill, NJ
Pearl L Wirth
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Haddonfield, NJ
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Camden, NJ
Vincent P Zelanko
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Minersville, PA
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