Mythel Oberquell (1917 - 1987)



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Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington

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1917 - In the year that Mythel Oberquell was born, in April, the U.S. entered World War I, declaring war against Germany. President Wilson had previously declared neutrality in the war - a position supported by the majority of Americans - but after Germany declared that they would sink all ships trading with Great Britain and sunk U.S. ships, public opinion began to change. Then the Lusitania was sunk, killing 1,201 - including 128 Americans - and more U.S. ships were sunk. The U.S. could stand aside no longer.

1935 - At the age of 18 years old, Mythel was alive when the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

1946 - By the time this person was 29 years old, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

1958 - When this person was 41 years old, on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

1987 - In the year of Mythel Oberquell's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Mythel Oberquell died in April 1987 at 69 years old. No cause of death has been listed. Mythel was born on July 17, 1917. We are unaware of information about Mythel's family. We know that Mythel Oberquell had been residing in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington.


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