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Opal Satterfield (1903 - 1972)

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Opal Satterfield
1903 - 1972
Born
September 26, 1903
Death
November 1972
Last Known Residence
Prophetstown, Whiteside County, Illinois 61277
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Opal Satterfield of Prophetstown, Whiteside County, Illinois was born on September 26, 1903, and died at age 69 years old in November 1972.
Updated: November 2, 2011
Biography ID: 49786981

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Opal Satterfield passed away at age 69 years old in November 1972. Opal Satterfield of Prophetstown, Whiteside County, Illinois was born on September 26, 1903.

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Opal Satterfield lived 3 years shorter than the average Satterfield family member when she died at the age of 69.
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1903 - 1972 World Events

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In 1903, in the year that Opal Satterfield was born, the Ford Motor Company was incorporated in June after Henry Ford left another car company he founded in 1901 (which became the Cadillac Motor Company). He began Ford Motor Company with $28,000 in cash from twelve investors, two of whom (the Dodge brothers) later began their own car company. Henry Ford improved on assembly line techniques and has been so successful that his family still controls a very popular Ford line of cars and trucks.

In 1924, at the age of 21 years old, Opal was alive when in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1945, at the age of 42 years old, Opal was alive when on April 12th, President Roosevelt died of natural causes and Harry S. Truman, his Vice-President, became the 33rd President of the United States.

In 1956, she was 53 years old when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1972, in the year of Opal Satterfield's passing, on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

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