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Rose Skerstonas (1892 - 1982)

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Rose Skerstonas
1892 - 1982
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December 11, 1892
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October 1982
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Thomaston, Litchfield County, Connecticut 06787
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Rose Skerstonas was born on December 11, 1892. She died in October 1982 at age 89. We know that Rose Skerstonas had been residing in Thomaston, Litchfield County, Connecticut 06787.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Rose Skerstonas died in October 1982 at 89 years old. She was born on December 11, 1892. There is no information about Rose's family or relationships. We know that Rose Skerstonas had been residing in Thomaston, Litchfield County, Connecticut 06787.
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In 1892, in the year that Rose Skerstonas was born, on August 4th, the father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden were found murdered. Lizzie was accused of the crime and on June 20th of the next year, she was acquitted of murder by a jury. But she was never acquitted in the public mind.

In 1905, Rose was only 13 years old when the Niagara Falls conference was held in Fort Erie, Ontario. Led by W.E.B. Du Bois and William Monroe Trotter, a group of African-American men met in opposition to racial segregation and disenfranchisement. Booker T. Washington had been calling for policies of accommodation and conciliation and these two men, along with the others who attended the conference, felt that this was accomplishing nothing. The group was the precursor to the NAACP.

In 1934, she was 42 years old when 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 1955, when she was 63 years old, on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1982, in the year of Rose Skerstonas's passing, on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

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