Mattie Kelly (1913 - 1985)

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Mc Cool, Attala County, Mississippi

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1913 - In the year that Mattie Kelly was born, the 17th Amendment, establishing the direct election of U.S. Senators, was adopted. Previously, Senators were elected by state legislatures. As early as 1826, a call to elect senators through popular vote was championed and previous to the 17th amendment, two states had already changed their process. Governors are still able to appoint senators to vacant seats until an election can be held.

1945 - At the age of 32 years old, Mattie was alive when on May 8th, World War II in Europe ended when Germany surrendered. Hitler had committed suicide a week before.

1967 - When she was 54 years old, on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

1978 - When she was 65 years old, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

1985 - In the year of Mattie Kelly's passing, on March 15th, the first internet domain name was registered - Symbolics.com. Symbolics, Inc., a spinoff of the MIT AI Lab, was a computer manufacturer headquartered in Massachusetts. The company no longer exists and the domain name was sold 25 years later.

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Mattie Kelly passed away in March 1985 at 71 years of age. No cause of death has been entered for Mattie. She was born on April 17, 1913. We are unaware of information about Mattie's surviving family. We know that Mattie Kelly had been residing in Mc Cool, Attala County, Mississippi.

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