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Mildred (Padgett) Nelson (1927 - 1998)

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Mildred L Nelson
1927 - 1998
Born
October 24, 1927
Death
January 20, 1998
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Carbon, Eastland County, Texas 76435
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Mildred (Padgett) Nelson was born on October 24, 1927. According to her family tree, she married Jack E. Nelson on September 20, 1974 in Texas. She died on January 20, 1998 at 70 years of age. We know that Mildred (Padgett) Nelson had been residing in Carbon, Eastland County, Texas 76435.
Updated: August 10, 2022
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Married: September 20, 1974
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Mildred (Padgett) Nelson died on January 20, 1998 at age 70. She was born on October 24, 1927. According to her family tree, she married Jack E. Nelson on September 20, 1974 in Texas. We know that Mildred (Padgett) Nelson had been residing in Carbon, Eastland County, Texas 76435.
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In 1927, in the year that Mildred (Padgett) Nelson was born, 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1949, by the time she was 22 years old, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1955, at the age of 28 years old, Mildred was alive when on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1981, when she was 54 years old, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

In 1998, in the year of Mildred (Padgett) Nelson's passing, on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

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