Mary Defelice (1894 - 1979)

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Mary Defelice
1894 - 1979
updated February 06, 2019
Mary Defelice was born on April 19, 1894. She died in February 1979 at 84 years of age. We know that Mary Defelice had been residing in Rector, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.


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Mary Defelice passed away in February 1979 at 84 years old. She was born on April 19, 1894. We are unaware of information about Mary's immediate family. We know that Mary Defelice had been residing in Rector, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
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In 1894, in the year that Mary Defelice was born, on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

In 1904, she was only 10 years old when the World's Fair, officially known as the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, was held in St. Louis, Missouri. Attended by nearly 19.7 million people (and later the subject of a Judy Garland film), the Fair was funded by federal, state and local sources to the tune of $15 million. As the name suggests, the Fair was suggested as a way to celebrate the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. In the past, World's Fairs were a way of bringing new technology to the attention of the masses and this fair was no exception - the use of electricity (the public feared it at the time), personal cars, airplanes, and the electric streetcar were all highlighted.

In 1952, when she was 58 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 1967, when she was 73 years old, on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1979, in the year of Mary Defelice's passing, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

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Jun 3, 1901 - Nov 21, 1992
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Jan 29, 1923 - Mar 5, 2008
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Dec 2, 1942 - Dec 4, 2009
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Pauline Defelice
Jan 22, 1919 - Dec 25, 2001
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Jun 5, 1916 - March 1983
Philadelphia, PA
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Feb 25, 1922 - November 1970
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Jun 26, 1923 - Nov 24, 2006
Philadelphia, PA
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Jun 14, 1921 - May 25, 2000
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Susan A Defelice
Dec 9, 1927 - Dec 10, 2007
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Anthony J Defelice
Mar 21, 1919 - Nov 28, 1993
Philadelphia, PA
Stephen Defelice
Jan 1, 1902 - December 1977
Philadelphia, PA
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Dec 25, 1910 - December 1978
Philadelphia, PA
Carl J Defelice
Mar 19, 1915 - Jan 11, 2006
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Frank Defelice
Jul 25, 1921 - Apr 21, 2006
Morrisville, PA
Elio Defelice
Jul 24, 1921 - Oct 27, 1997
Philadelphia, PA
Mary Defelice
Dec 4, 1915 - Mar 12, 1993
Canonsburg, PA
Mary G Defelice
Aug 1, 1912 - May 1, 1997
Plymouth Meeting, PA
Antonio Defelice
Nov 22, 1887 - July 1965

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