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Mary Willis (1919 - 1981)

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Mary Willis
1919 - 1981
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February 10, 1919
Death
September 1981
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West Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana 47885
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Mary Willis was born on February 10, 1919. She died in September 1981 at 62 years of age. We know that Mary Willis had been residing in West Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana 47885.
Updated: October 8, 2011
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Mary Willis passed away in September 1981 at age 62. She was born on February 10, 1919. There is no information about Mary's family. We know that Mary Willis had been residing in West Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana 47885.
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In 1919, in the year that Mary Willis was born, on January 6th, President Theodore Roosevelt died. Having gone to bed the previous night after being treated for breathing problems, the ex-President died in his sleep from a clot that had traveled to his lungs. He was 60. After a simple service, Roosevelt was buried on a hillside overlooking Oyster Bay.

In 1944, by the time she was 25 years old, on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

In 1951, when she was 32 years old, on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1974, when she was 55 years old, on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

In 1981, in the year of Mary Willis's passing, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

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