Mary Kelsey

(1896 - 1985)

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Mary Kelsey
1896 - 1985
Born
October 2, 1896
Death
November 1985
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Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon 97221
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Mary Kelsey was born on October 2, 1896. She died in November 1985 at 89 years of age. We know that Mary Kelsey had been residing in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon 97221.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Mary Kelsey died in November 1985 at age 89. She was born on October 2, 1896. There is no information about Mary's family. We know that Mary Kelsey had been residing in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon 97221.

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In 1896, in the year that Mary Kelsey was born, on May 18th, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of Plessy v. Ferguson. By a vote of 7 to 1, the Court upheld state racial segregation laws, introducing the idea of "separate but equal" facilities for races.

In 1907, at the age of only 11 years old, Mary was alive when the state of Oklahoma was admitted to the United States on November 16. Previously called "Oklahoma Territory" and "Indian Territory", the two areas were merged and Oklahoma became the 46th state. It is the 28th most populous state.

In 1941, by the time she was 45 years old, in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1961, by the time she was 65 years old, on April 17th, about 1,000 CIA trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba with the intention of igniting a rebellion and overthrowing Castro. They were defeated within three days. Although the operation began under Eisenhower, Kennedy approved it and the operation, named the Bay of Pigs for the beach where they landed, was a humiliation for the United States.

In 1985, in the year of Mary Kelsey's passing, on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

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