May Evanson (1886 - 1987)

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Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington

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1886 - In the year that May Evanson was born, on January 5th, Scottish novelist Robert Louis Stevenson's book the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was published. Immediately popular, the paperback book was sold for $1 in the U.S. - almost $25 today. Stevenson's stepson said that he wrote the first draft in under 3 days.

1889 - By the time she was only 3 years old, on March 4th, Benjamin Harrison became the 23rd President of the United States. His grandfather, William Henry Harrison, was the 9th President of the United States. His father, John Scott Harrison - son of William Henry - was in the U.S. House of Representatives.

1980 - At the age of 94 years old, May was alive when on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

1984 - She was 98 years old when on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

1987 - In the year of May Evanson'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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May Evanson passed away in May 1987 at 100 years of age. There is no listed cause of death for May. She was born on September 19, 1886. We are unaware of information about May's immediate family. We know that May Evanson had been residing in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington.

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