Rolla Norcross (1893 - 1972)

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Rolla Norcross
1893 - 1972
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October 18, 1893
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November 1972
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West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida 33407
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Rolla Norcross was born on October 18, 1893. Rolla died in November 1972 at 79 years old. We know that Rolla Norcross had been residing in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida 33407.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Rolla Norcross died in November 1972 at 79 years of age. Rolla was born on October 18, 1893. We have no information about Rolla's surviving family. We know that Rolla Norcross had been residing in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida 33407.

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In 1893, in the year that Rolla Norcross was born, on May 5th, a crash on the New York Stock Exchange started a depression that lasted 4 years. It was the beginning of the Panic of 1893.

In 1917, by the time this person was 24 years old, it is believed that a worldwide influenza pandemic began in Asia. By 1920, it is estimated that 50 - 100 million died throughout the world (3 - 5% of the population). In the U.S. alone, 500,000 perished from what came to be called the Spanish Flu or the 1918 flu.

In 1934, when this person was 41 years old, on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1968, by the time this person was 75 years old, on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

In 1972, in the year of Rolla Norcross's passing, on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

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