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Mary Hooper (1885 - 1981)

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Mary Hooper
1885 - 1981
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May 3, 1885
Death
September 1981
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Ferriday, Concordia County, Louisiana 71334
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Mary Hooper was born on May 3, 1885. She died in September 1981 at 96 years old. We know that Mary Hooper had been residing in Ferriday, Concordia County, Louisiana 71334.
Updated: November 7, 2011
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Mary Hooper died in September 1981 at 96 years old. She was born on May 3, 1885. We have no information about Mary's immediate family. We know that Mary Hooper had been residing in Ferriday, Concordia County, Louisiana 71334.
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In 1885, in the year that Mary Hooper was born, on February 16th, the first Dow Jones Industrial Average was published by Charles Dow, who also founded the Wall Street Journal. The index was 62.76. It represented 12 stocks - American Cotton Oil, American Sugar, American Tobacco, Chicago Gas, Distilling & Cattle Feeding, General Electric, Laclede Gas, National Lead, North American, Tennessee Coal and Iron, U.S. Leather pfd. and U.S. Rubber.

In 1917, by the time she was 32 years old, Russian government offices were seized and the Romanov's Winter Palace was stormed in the Russian February and October Revolutions. The February revolution resulted in the abdication of Tsar Nicholas and a coalition of the Parliament and workers parties taking control of the government. The October revolution resulted in Lenin and the Bolsheviks taking complete control.

In 1941, she was 56 years old when on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1959, when she was 74 years old, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1981, in the year of Mary Hooper's passing, 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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