Mary Williams (1894 - 1970)

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Mary Williams
1894 - 1970
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October 1, 1894
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June 1970
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Trussville, Jefferson County, Alabama 35173
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Mary Williams was born on October 1, 1894. She died in June 1970 at 75 years of age. We know that Mary Williams had been residing in Trussville, Jefferson County, Alabama 35173.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Mary Williams died in June 1970 at age 75. She was born on October 1, 1894. We are unaware of information about Mary's surviving family. We know that Mary Williams had been residing in Trussville, Jefferson County, Alabama 35173.

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In 1894, in the year that Mary Williams was born, on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

In 1933, she was 39 years old when 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 The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed."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 1949, Mary was 55 years old when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1962, when she was 68 years old, on August 5th, actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe died in Brentwood California. She was ruled to have died from suicide due to a drug overdose. There has been controversy regarding the circumstances ever since, due to her relationships with Jack and Bobby Kennedy.

In 1970, in the year of Mary Williams's passing, on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

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