Mary Troxell (1904 - 1985)

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Mary Troxell
1904 - 1985
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March 28, 1904
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August 1985
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Vienna, Fairfax County, Virginia 22180
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Mary Troxell was born on March 28, 1904. She died in August 1985 at 81 years old. We know that Mary Troxell had been residing in Vienna, Fairfax County, Virginia 22180.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Mary Troxell died in August 1985 at 81 years old. She was born on March 28, 1904. There is no information about Mary's surviving family. We know that Mary Troxell had been residing in Vienna, Fairfax County, Virginia 22180.

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In 1904, in the year that Mary Troxell was born, the United States acquired the Panama Canal Zone. Now an unincorporated territory of the U.S., the Canal Zone had been previously held by the French, who were constructing a canal. The U.S. took over the construction of the Panama Canal and it was finally finished in 1914, when it was opened to commercial shipping. The United States held the Canal Zone until 1979.

In 1928, by the time she was 24 years old, aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1941, by the time she was 37 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 1953, when she was 49 years old, on July 27th, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed. The Armistice was to last until "a final peaceful settlement is achieved". No peaceful settlement has ever been agreed upon.

In 1985, in the year of Mary Troxell'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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