Mavis Curwin Walker (1914 - 1959)

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Mavis Curwin Walker
1914 - 1959
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1914
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1959
Will, Australia
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Will, Australia
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Mavis Curwin Walker was born in 1914. She was born to Clark Arthur H Curwin Walker and Maud Alice Curwin Walker. She died in 1959 in Will, Australia at 45 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Mavis Curwin Walker died in 1959 in Will, Australia at 45 years old. She was born in 1914. She was born to Clark Arthur H Curwin Walker and Maud Alice Curwin Walker.

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In 1914, in the year that Mavis Curwin Walker was born, in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

In 1925, when she was only 11 years old, on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1937, at the age of 23 years old, Mavis was alive when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1943, at the age of 29 years old, Mavis was alive when on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

In 1959, in the year of Mavis Curwin Walker's passing, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

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