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Mildred (Dufford) Nelson Simmons (1904 - 1997)

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Mildred (Dufford) Nelson Simmons
1904 - 1997
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1904
New Jersey, United States
Death
1997
New Jersey, United States
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Mildred (Dufford) Nelson Simmons was born in 1904 in New Jersey. Her maiden name is Dufford and she married into the Nelson Simmons family. She is the child of Elijah Dufford and Etta May (Pettinger) Dufford, with a sibling Dorris. She died in 1997 in New Jersey at age 93.
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Hillside Cemetery 1401 Woodland Ave, in Scotch Plains, Union County, New Jersey 07076, United States
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Mildred married twice -first to Harry D Simmons (had son Harry) then to Jack Nelson Mildred (Dufford) Nelson Simmons passed away in 1997 in New Jersey at age 93. She was born in 1904 in New Jersey. She was born to Elijah Dufford and Etta May (Pettinger) Dufford, with sibling Dorris C. (Dufford) Hargreaves.
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In 1904, in the year that Mildred (Dufford) Nelson Simmons was born, the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

In 1954, at the age of 50 years old, Mildred was alive when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1972, by the time she was 68 years old, on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

In 1984, when she was 80 years old, 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.

In 1997, in the year of Mildred (Dufford) Nelson Simmons 's passing, on July 1st, Hong Kong was returned to China. In 1898, Great Britain was awarded Hong Kong for 99 years. In a subsequent agreement, China agreed to allow Hong Kong to remain capitalist. So the handing over of the area ended British rule but did not change the economic system of Hong Kong.

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