Reba Jane Russell (1919 - 2008)

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Abilene, Taylor County, Texas

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Bessie Mae Ballinger Russell

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Rosalind Russell

Rosalind Russell

Rosalind Russell

Rosalind Russell

Rosalind Russell

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Rosalind Russell

Rosalind Russell

Rosalind Russell

Rosalind Russell

Forrest Tucker in Auntie Mame

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Sheila Jordan

Sheila Jordan

Jasmine Brown

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Bobby Russell Jr

Bobby Russell Jr

Sherry Turner

Sherry Turner

Belinda Gadson

Belinda Gadson

Alystine G Russell

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Jacqueline D. (Antasek) Russell Bessie Mae Ballinger Russell Rosalind Russell Rosalind Russell

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1919 - In the year that Reba Jane Russell was born, in the summer and early autumn, race riots erupted in 26 U.S. cities, resulting in hundreds of deaths and even more people being badly hurt. In most cases, African-Americans were the victims. It was called the "Red Summer". Men who were returning from World War I needed jobs and there was competition for those jobs among the races. Tension was heightened by the use by many companies of blacks as strikebreakers.

1935 - She was 16 years old when on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

1971 - Reba was 52 years old when in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

1983 - Reba was 64 years old when "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

1989 - At the age of 70 years old, Reba was alive when on November 9th, the Berlin Wall fell. The Wall was built by the East Germans to keep East Berliners from escaping into West Berlin, separating families and friends. When the head of the East German Communist Party announced that day that East Berliners could cross whenever they pleased, happy crowds surged across the border. People brought tools and took parts of the hated wall.

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Reba Jane Russell died on April 16, 2008 at 88 years old. No cause of death has been entered. She was born on May 25, 1919. We have no information about Reba's family or relationships. We know that Reba Jane Russell had been residing in Abilene, Taylor County, Texas.

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