Mary Elizabeth Starrett

(1917 - 2006)

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Mary Elizabeth Starrett
1917 - 2006
Born
September 24, 1917
Death
August 14, 2006
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San Mateo, San Mateo County, California 94403
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Mary Elizabeth Starrett was born on September 24, 1917. She died on August 14, 2006 at age 88. We know that Mary Elizabeth Starrett had been residing in San Mateo, San Mateo County, California 94403.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Mary Elizabeth Starrett passed away on August 14, 2006 at 88 years old. She was born on September 24, 1917. There is no information about Mary's family or relationships. We know that Mary Elizabeth Starrett had been residing in San Mateo, San Mateo County, California 94403.

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In 1917, in the year that Mary Elizabeth Starrett was born, on July 28, between ten and fifteen thousand blacks silently walked down New York City's Fifth Avenue to protest racial discrimination and violence. Lynchings in Waco Texas and hundreds of African-Americans killed in East St. Louis Illinois had sparked the protest. Picket signs said "Mother, do lynchers go to heaven?" "Mr. President, why not make America safe for democracy?" "Thou shalt not kill." "Pray for the Lady Macbeth's of East St. Louis" and "Give us a chance to live."

In 1931, by the time she was just 14 years old, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1942, when she was 25 years old, on June 17th, Roosevelt approved the Manhattan Project, which lead to the development of the first atomic bomb. With the support of Canada and the United Kingdom, the Project came to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion. Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a nuclear physicist born in New York, led the Los Alamos Laboratory that developed the actual bomb. The first artificial nuclear explosion took place near Alamogordo New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

In 1955, when she was 38 years old, on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1999, at the age of 82 years old, Mary was alive when the fear that Y2K (year 2000) would cause the failure of computers worldwide when clocks didn't properly update to January 1st, 2000 became near panic. While some computer systems and software did have problems, the panic was unfounded and computer life went on.

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