Odessa Morris (1896 - 1986)

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Seffner, Hillsborough County, Florida

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1896 - In the year that Odessa Morris was born, on January 4th, Utah became the 45th state in the United States. After the LDS Church banned polygamy in 1890, Utah's application for statehood became acceptable to Congress and the Utah Territory became Utah..

1899 - At the age of just 3 years old, Odessa was alive when on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

1947 - By the time she was 51 years old, on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

1976 - Odessa was 80 years old when 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.

1986 - In the year of Odessa Morris's passing, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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Odessa Morris passed away in April 1986 at 89 years of age. There is no listed cause of death for Odessa. She was born on December 14, 1896. We are unaware of information about Odessa's immediate family. We know that Odessa Morris had been residing in Seffner, Hillsborough County, Florida.

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