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Pearl Cottrell (1923 - 2003)

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Pearl Cottrell
1923 - 2003
Born
August 26, 1923
Death
January 22, 2003
Last Known Residence
Fairchance, Fayette County, Pennsylvania 15436
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Pearl Cottrell of Fairchance, Fayette County, Pennsylvania was born on August 26, 1923, and died at age 79 years old on January 22, 2003.
Updated: October 6, 2011
Biography ID: 21142973

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Pearl Cottrell passed away at age 79 years old on January 22, 2003. Pearl Cottrell of Fairchance, Fayette County, Pennsylvania was born on August 26, 1923.

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Pearl Cottrell lived 8 years longer than the average Cottrell family member when she died at the age of 79.
The average age of a Cottrell family member is 71.
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1923 - 2003 World Events

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In 1923, in the year that Pearl Cottrell was born, the Teapot Dome scandal became the subject of an investigation by Senator Walsh and severely damaged the reputation of the Harding administration. Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall was convicted of accepting bribes from oil companies and became the first Cabinet member to go to prison. At the time, the Teapot Dome scandal was seen as "greatest and most sensational scandal in the history of American politics".

In 1957, at the age of 34 years old, Pearl was alive when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1962, by the time she was 39 years old, on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

In 1971, when she was 48 years old, on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

In 1987, by the time she was 64 years old, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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