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Myrtle Powell (1893 - 1982)

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Myrtle Powell
1893 - 1982
Born
May 24, 1893
Death
February 1982
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Emerson, Columbia County, Arkansas 71740
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Myrtle Powell was born on May 24, 1893. She died in February 1982 at 88 years of age. We know that Myrtle Powell had been residing in Emerson, Columbia County, Arkansas 71740.
Updated: November 5, 2011
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Myrtle Powell passed away in February 1982 at 88 years old. She was born on May 24, 1893. We are unaware of information about Myrtle's family or relationships. We know that Myrtle Powell had been residing in Emerson, Columbia County, Arkansas 71740.
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In 1893, in the year that Myrtle Powell was born, on March 4th, Grover Cleveland became the 24th President of the United States. On July 1st, President Cleveland was operated on for a non-cancerous tumor in his mouth. He chose to have the operation secretly because he didn't want to worsen the financial depression that was occurring at the time.

In 1924, when she was 31 years old, J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

In 1943, she was 50 years old when on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

In 1950, Myrtle was 57 years old when on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip - created by Charles Schultz - and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

In 1982, in the year of Myrtle Powell's passing, on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

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