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Maud Nelson (1898 - 1987)

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Maud Nelson
1898 - 1987
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March 1, 1898
Death
April 1987
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Hanover, York County, Pennsylvania 17331
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Maud Nelson was born on March 1, 1898. She died in April 1987 at age 89. We know that Maud Nelson had been residing in Hanover, York County, Pennsylvania 17331.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Maud Nelson died in April 1987 at age 89. She was born on March 1, 1898. We are unaware of information about Maud's surviving family. We know that Maud Nelson had been residing in Hanover, York County, Pennsylvania 17331.
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In 1898, in the year that Maud Nelson was born, magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company controlled 84% of the oil and pipelines in the United States. Rockefeller grew Standard Oil through the merger of several other small oil companies throughout the U.S., creating a monopoly.

In 1933, by the time she was 35 years old, the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

In 1940, when she was 42 years old, on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

In 1965, at the age of 67 years old, Maud was alive when on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1987, in the year of Maud Nelson'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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