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Mary Skaggs (1910 - 1975)

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Mary Skaggs
1910 - 1975
Born
October 17, 1910
Death
June 1975
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Panhandle, Carson County, Texas 79068
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Mary Skaggs was born on October 17, 1910. She died in June 1975 at age 64. We know that Mary Skaggs had been residing in Panhandle, Carson County, Texas 79068.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Mary Skaggs passed away in June 1975 at 64 years of age. She was born on October 17, 1910. We have no information about Mary's surviving family. We know that Mary Skaggs had been residing in Panhandle, Carson County, Texas 79068.
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In 1910, in the year that Mary Skaggs was born, the Mexican revolution began. Dictator Porfirio Díaz had ruled for 35 years and was nationally unpopular. When elections were held in 1910 and a rigged election kept Diaz in office. The uprising began - and lasted for another 10 years.

In 1933, by the time she was 23 years old, on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1959, when she was 49 years old, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1968, Mary was 58 years old when on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1975, in the year of Mary Skaggs's passing, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

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