Nellie (Sigler) Rieke (1894 - 1976)

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Nellie (Sigler) Rieke
1894 - 1976
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October 27, 1894
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February 1976
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Sterling, Logan County, Colorado 80751
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Nellie (Sigler) Rieke was born on October 27, 1894. She was born into the Sigler family and married into the Rieke family. She died in February 1976 at age 81. We know that Nellie (Sigler) Rieke had been residing in Sterling, Logan County, Colorado 80751.
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Nellie (Sigler) Rieke passed away in February 1976 at 81 years old. She was born on October 27, 1894. There is no information about Nellie's immediate family. We know that Nellie (Sigler) Rieke had been residing in Sterling, Logan County, Colorado 80751.

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In 1894, in the year that Nellie (Sigler) Rieke was born, on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

In 1901, at the age of merely 7 years old, Nellie was alive when 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 1947, by the time she was 53 years old, in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

In 1962, by the time she was 68 years old, on February 20th, Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth. The Friendship 7 flew three times around the earth in 4 hours and 55 minutes. At age 77, Glenn returned to space - the oldest person to fly in space.

In 1976, in the year of Nellie (Sigler) Rieke's passing, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

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