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Mattie Bishop (1914 - 1987)

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Mattie Bishop
1914 - 1987
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November 20, 1914
Death
October 8, 1987
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Morrow, Warren County, Ohio 45152
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Mattie Bishop was born on November 20, 1914. She died on October 8, 1987 at age 72. We know that Mattie Bishop had been residing in Morrow, Warren County, Ohio 45152.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Mattie Bishop passed away on October 8, 1987 at 72 years old. She was born on November 20, 1914. We are unaware of information about Mattie's surviving family. We know that Mattie Bishop had been residing in Morrow, Warren County, Ohio 45152.
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In 1914, in the year that Mattie Bishop was born, in August, the Panama Canal opened to traffic. Begun by the French in the 1880's and abandoned, the United States undertook further construction in 1904. After 10 years, and the elimination of malaria carrying mosquitoes (which caused immense delays for the French and the Americans), the 48 mile long artificial waterway - a series of locks - created a shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

In 1929, Mattie was merely 15 years old when the St. Valentine's Day Massacre happened on February 14th. In Chicago, seven men from the North Side Irish gang were gunned down by Al Capone's South Side Italian gang at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street. Al Capone was making a successful move to take over Chicago's organized crime. But the St. Valentine's Day massacre also resulted in a public outcry against all gangsters.

In 1952, she was 38 years old when on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1970, she was 56 years old when 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.

In 1987, in the year of Mattie Bishop'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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