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Nellie J Canfield (1902 - 1998)

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Nellie J Canfield
1902 - 1998
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April 7, 1902
Death
January 4, 1998
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Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa 52761
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Nellie J Canfield was born on April 7, 1902. She died on January 4, 1998 at 95 years old. We know that Nellie J Canfield had been residing in Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa 52761.
Updated: November 8, 2011
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Nellie J Canfield passed away on January 4, 1998 at age 95. She was born on April 7, 1902. There is no information about Nellie's immediate family. We know that Nellie J Canfield had been residing in Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa 52761.
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In 1902, in the year that Nellie J Canfield was born, the Aswan Low Dam (the old Aswan Dam) began construction in Egypt in 1899 and was completed in 1902 - making it the largest masonry dam in the world at the time. The dam was built on the Nile River in order to conserve water and regulate flooding, allowing for population increase along the Nile.

In 1913, when she was just 11 years old, the Philippine–American War ended for good in June. While the official end of the war was in 1902, fighting continued for several years. An estimated 200,000 to 250,000 total Filipino civilians died and although the U.S. viewed its role as a colonial presence as one of preparing the Philippines for independence, American colonization drastically changed the character off the culture. The Catholic Church was no longer the state religion and English became the primary language of the government.

In 1952, when she was 50 years old, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1988, at the age of 86 years old, Nellie was alive when on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

In 1998, in the year of Nellie J Canfield'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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