Prudye Adams (1901 - 1987)



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Hazel, Calloway County, Kentucky

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1901 - In the year that Prudye Adams was born, shortly after beginning his second term, President McKinley was assassinated by the self proclaimed anarchist Leon Czolgosz. The last President to have served in the Civil War - he began as a private and ended the war as a brevet major - McKinley was a Republican. First elected in 1896, he was re-elected in 1900. Six months after the swearing in, McKinley was shot - and died of the gangrene that set in as a result.

1956 - When this person was 55 years old, this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

1965 - When this person was 64 years old, the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

1968 - This person was 67 years old when on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

1987 - In the year of Prudye Adams's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Prudye Adams passed away in March 1987 at 85 years of age. There is no known cause of death for Prudye. Prudye was born on July 21, 1901. We are unaware of information about Prudye's immediate family. We know that Prudye Adams had been residing in Hazel, Calloway County, Kentucky.


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