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Myrtle Durley (1903 - 1983)

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Myrtle Durley
1903 - 1983
Born
October 22, 1903
Death
May 1983
Last Known Residence
Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona 85205
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Myrtle Durley of Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona was born on October 22, 1903, and died at age 79 years old in May 1983.
Updated: November 1, 2011
Biography ID: 45682076

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Myrtle Durley passed away at age 79 years old in May 1983. Myrtle Durley of Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona was born on October 22, 1903.

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Myrtle Durley lived 9 years longer than the average Durley family member when she died at the age of 79.
The average age of a Durley family member is 70.
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In 1903, in the year that Myrtle Durley was born, the silent film, The Great Train Robbery opened. Although it was filmed in Milltown, New Jersey, it was a Western. Twelve minutes long, the film used a lot of innovative techniques - some scenes were hand colored and composite editing, on-location shooting, and frequent camera movement were used. Its budget was $150 (about $4000 currently) and was the most popular film until 1915 when Birth of a Nation was released.

In 1945, by the time she was 42 years old, on April 12th, President Franklin D. Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Springs, Georgia. At 1p, he was sitting for a portrait when he complained that he had a "terrific pain" in the back of his head and collapsed. A doctor was summoned and the doctor gave him a shot of adrenaline into his heart. It didn't help and he was pronounced dead at 3:30 p.m. A slow moving train took him back to Washington D.C. while thousands of mourners lined the tracks. He was buried at his home in Hyde Park, New York.

In 1959, at the age of 56 years old, Myrtle was alive when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1961, at the age of 58 years old, Myrtle was alive when on January 20th, John F. Kennedy became the 35th President of the United States. He had previously been a U.S. Senator and a Congressman, both from the state of Massachusetts, as well as a Naval lieutenant in World War II.

In 1983, in the year of Myrtle Durley's passing, "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

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