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Nettie Doyle (1897 - 1980)

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Nettie Doyle
1897 - 1980
Born
October 27, 1897
Death
August 1980
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Pitkin, Vernon County, Louisiana 70656
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Nettie Doyle was born on October 27, 1897. She died in August 1980 at age 82. We know that Nettie Doyle had been residing in Pitkin, Vernon County, Louisiana 70656.
Updated: November 7, 2011
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Nettie Doyle passed away in August 1980 at age 82. She was born on October 27, 1897. We have no information about Nettie's family or relationships. We know that Nettie Doyle had been residing in Pitkin, Vernon County, Louisiana 70656.
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In 1897, in the year that Nettie Doyle was born, on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

In 1913, Nettie was 16 years old when Woodrow Wilson became the 28th President of the United States in March. Previously the Governor of New Jersey and President of Princeton University, he was the first Southerner to serve as President since Zachary Taylor, over 60 years previous. A Democrat, he led the U.S. during World War I and championed the League of Nations.

In 1925, she was 28 years old when on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1952, when she was 55 years old, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1980, in the year of Nettie Doyle's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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