Myrtle W Freeland (1901 - 1997)

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Myrtle W Freeland
1901 - 1997
November 21, 1901
August 1, 1997
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Altoona, Lake County, Florida 32702
Myrtle W Freeland was born on November 21, 1901. She died on August 1, 1997 at 95 years of age. We know that Myrtle W Freeland had been residing in Altoona, Lake County, Florida 32702.
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Myrtle W Freeland passed away on August 1, 1997 at age 95. She was born on November 21, 1901. We have no information about Myrtle's family or relationships. We know that Myrtle W Freeland had been residing in Altoona, Lake County, Florida 32702.

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In 1901, in the year that Myrtle W Freeland was born, John Pierpont "J. P." Morgan created U.S. Steel. J.P. Morgan was an American banker and financier who dominated U.S. business at this time. He had previously overseen the creation of General Electric, as well as International Harvester and AT&T. He has been referred to as America's greatest banker. U.S. Steel was the first billion dollar company in the world, worth $1.4 billion in 1901.

In 1915, at the age of merely 14 years old, Myrtle was alive when in April, the Ottoman Empire rounded up, arrested, and deported 235 to 270 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Turkey. As their actions continued through the next several years, an estimated 600,000 to 1 million Armenians were killed by Turkish soldiers.

In 1921, she was 20 years old when hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1934, she was 33 years old when on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1997, in the year of Myrtle W Freeland'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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