Rosa Belle Williams (1924 - 2001)

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Birth


Ridge Spring, Saluda County, South Carolina United States

Death


New York, Kings County, New York United States

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New York, Kings County, New York United States

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Mother: Rosa Lee Davis
Siblings: Azalee Jackson

Children: Frederick Davis

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Early Education Teacher

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Middle name

Belle

Maiden name

Davis

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Black

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Baptist

Gender

Female

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1924 - In the year that Rosa Belle Williams was born, in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

1929 - When she was just 5 years old, on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

1934 - By the time she was only 10 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.

1965 - At the age of 41 years old, Rosa was alive when 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.

1970 - At the age of 46 years old, Rosa was alive when on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

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Rosa Belle Williams, mother to 1 child, passed away on April 8, 2001 in New York, New York at age 76. No cause of death has been listed for Rosa. She was born on September 7, 1924 in Ridge Spring, South Carolina. She was born to Rosa Lee Davis, with sibling Azalee. She was the parent of Frederick Davis with an unlisted spouse.

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