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Purdie King (born 1892)

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Purdie King
1892
Born
February 10, 1892
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Purdie King was born on February 10, 1892. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Purdie King.
Updated: January 23, 2013
Biography ID: 482680

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Goldia & Bernice Swafford
Goldia & Bernice Swafford with Wilbur (Purdie) King & Letson Burns
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Purdie & Bernice (Swafford) King
Purdie & Bernice (Swafford) King Wedding Picture, Novemeber 22, 1911.
Bernice is daughter of Marcellus Lindon & Anna L. (Carey) Swafford
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1892 World Events

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In 1892, in the year that Purdie King was born, on January 1st, Ellis Island opened to process immigrants. 700 passed through on the first day - in the first year, 450,000 were processed. The processing center was originally a 3 story wooden building - with outbuildings - that burned down a few years later.

In 1918, following European countries, Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States in March. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. This was a war effort and proved unpopular so in most areas of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ended after World War I. It returned during World War II.

In 1929, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre happened on February 14th. In Chicago, seven men from the North Side Irish gang were gunned down by Al Capone's South Side Italian gang at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street. Al Capone was making a successful move to take over Chicago's organized crime. But the St. Valentine's Day massacre also resulted in a public outcry against all gangsters.

In 1951, on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1984, on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

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