Opal Daugherty (1894 - 1970)

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Opal Daugherty
1894 - 1970
updated February 06, 2019
Opal Daugherty was born on October 19, 1894. She died in March 1970 at age 75. We know that Opal Daugherty had been residing in Robinson, Crawford County, Illinois.


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Opal Daugherty passed away in March 1970 at 75 years old. She was born on October 19, 1894. We are unaware of information about Opal's family or relationships. We know that Opal Daugherty had been residing in Robinson, Crawford County, Illinois.
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In 1894, in the year that Opal Daugherty was born, on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

In 1905, at the age of only 11 years old, Opal was alive when the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

In 1910, at the age of 16 years old, Opal was alive when Angel Island, which is in San Francisco Bay, became the immigration center for Asians entering U.S. It was often referred to as "The Ellis Island of the West". Due to restrictive laws against Chinese immigration, many immigrants spent years on the island.

In 1953, at the age of 59 years old, Opal was alive when actress and comedian Lucille Ball gave birth to Desi Arnaz, Jr on January 19th. On the same day on "I Love Lucy", the fictional Little Ricky was born as well. Baby Desi graced the cover of the first TV Guide magazine with a headline that read ""Lucy's $50,000,000 baby" - because the commercial revenue from his birth was expected to be that amount.

In 1970, in the year of Opal Daugherty's passing, on April 10th, Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles. (John Lennon had previously told the band that he was leaving but hadn't publicly announced it.) By the end of the year, each Beatle had his own album.

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Nov 18, 1895 - Dec 1, 1966
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Oct 5, 1930 - Jul 1, 2005
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Jul 15, 1903 - January 1985
Decatur, Illinois
Patricia A Daugherty
Aug 26, 1945 - Jun 10, 1999
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Roy E Daugherty
Jun 15, 1943 - Jan 6, 1998
Gillespie, IL
Maud Daugherty
Feb 8, 1891 - January 1973
Martinsville, Illinois
Edna Daugherty
Mar 24, 1906 - November 1983
Lima, Illinois
Joseph Daugherty
Apr 21, 1902 - April 1972
El Monte, California
Elisha Daugherty
Jan 13, 1888 - June 1964
Bertha Daugherty
Aug 23, 1888 - July 1974
Arcola, Illinois
Doris L Daugherty
Sep 13, 1923 - Feb 2, 1990
Sam Daugherty
Oct 2, 1924 - January 1984
Streator, Illinois
Luther L Daugherty
Aug 10, 1923 - Feb 10, 1983
Glen W Daugherty
Aug 15, 1922 - Jul 25, 2010
Knoxville, TN
Gertrude C Daugherty
Sep 9, 1924 - Jul 23, 1996
Rockford, IL
Delores Daugherty
Aug 9, 1919 - Nov 11, 2000
New Madrid, MO
Albert Daugherty Sr
Jun 24, 1925 - Feb 17, 1993
Rock Island, IL
John W Daugherty
May 3, 1926 - Nov 21, 2002
Twin Lakes, WI
Richard Daugherty
Oct 23, 1927 - April 1984
Donald Daugherty
Dec 7, 1931 - April 1980
Brookfield, Illinois

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