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Mary Troxell (1891 - 1987)

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Mary Troxell
1891 - 1987
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February 18, 1891
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February 1987
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Effort, Monroe County, Pennsylvania 18330
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Mary Troxell was born on February 18, 1891. She died in February 1987 at 95 years old. We know that Mary Troxell had been residing in Effort, Monroe County, Pennsylvania 18330.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Mary Troxell died in February 1987 at 95 years old. She was born on February 18, 1891. We have no information about Mary's family or relationships. We know that Mary Troxell had been residing in Effort, Monroe County, Pennsylvania 18330.
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In 1891, in the year that Mary Troxell was born, on March 14th, a lynch mob stormed the Old Parish Prison. The mob lynched 11 of the 19 Italians who were arrested for - but found to be innocent of - the murder of New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessy.

In 1911, when she was 20 years old, the United States Supreme Court broke up Standard Oil in May. John D. Rockefeller established Standard Oil in 1870 and it was the largest oil refinery at the time. The Supreme Court found that Standard Oil of New Jersey (one of the many iterations of Standard Oil) was guilty of "monopolizing the petroleum industry through a series of abusive and anticompetitive actions". The Court broke up the several entities that comprised Standard Oil and they eventually became competing firms.

In 1948, by the time she was 57 years old, on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1962, at the age of 71 years old, Mary was alive when lasting from October 16th - 28th, the Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest that the United States and the Soviet Union came to nuclear war. The Soviet Union had been installing a nuclear missile base in Cuba. The United States established a blockade to stop the base from being completed. Through secret negotiations, war was averted: the Soviet Union agreed to dismantle their weapons in Cuba and the United States agreed to never invade Cuba and to dismantle weapons in Turkey and Italy.

In 1987, in the year of Mary Troxell's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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