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Romona W Jockers (1929 - 2010)

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Romona W Jockers
1929 - 2010
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March 16, 1929
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August 31, 2010
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Portsmouth, Portsmouth City County, Virginia 23701
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Romona W Jockers was born on March 16, 1929. She died on August 31, 2010 at 81 years old. We know that Romona W Jockers had been residing in Portsmouth, Portsmouth City County, Virginia 23701.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Romona W Jockers died on August 31, 2010 at age 81. She was born on March 16, 1929. We are unaware of information about Romona's surviving family. We know that Romona W Jockers had been residing in Portsmouth, Portsmouth City County, Virginia 23701.
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In 1929, in the year that Romona W Jockers was born, 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 1937, at the age of merely 8 years old, Romona was alive when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1943, at the age of just 14 years old, Romona was alive when on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1956, she was 27 years old when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1964, she was 35 years old when on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

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