Sarah (Evans) Harlan (1890 - 1965)

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Sarah (Evans) Harlan
1890 - 1965
Born
October 9, 1890
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania United States 18224
Death
December 7, 1965
Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania United States
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Sarah (Evans) Harlan was born on October 9, 1890 in Pennsylvania. She was born into the Evans family and married into the Harlan family. According to her family tree, she married James Elmer Harlan on September 12, 1910 in Pennsylvania. She died on December 7, 1965 in Allentown, Pennsylvania at age 75.
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Sarah Harlan was born on in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania United States 18224
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Sarah Harlan died on in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania United States
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Sarah Harlan was born on in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania United States 18224
Sarah Harlan died on in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania United States
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at Mauch Chunk Cemetery in Jim Thorpe, Carbon County, Pennsylvania United States
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Married: September 12, 1910
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Married at: Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, 15601 United States
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Sarah (Evans) Harlan passed away on December 7, 1965 in Allentown, Pennsylvania at age 75. She was buried in Mauch Chunk Cemetery, Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania. She was born on October 9, 1890 in Pennsylvania. According to her family tree, she married James Elmer Harlan on September 12, 1910 in Pennsylvania.

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In 1890, in the year that Sarah (Evans) Harlan was born, on July 3rd, Idaho became the 43rd state in the United States. On July 10th, Wyoming became the 44th state.

In 1902, by the time she was merely 12 years old, the first Rose Bowl game was played in Pasadena, California. Called the "Tournament East–West football game" at the time, the Michigan Wolverines (East) played the Stanford Indians (West) - the Wolverines won 49 - 0. (The Stanford captain requested an end to the game with 8 minutes remaining.) The Tournament of Roses Parade began in 1890 and the football game began as a way to boost tourism in the area.

In 1910, at the age of 20 years old, Sarah was alive when the Mann Act, also called the White-Slave Traffic Act, was signed into law. Its purpose was to make it a felony to engage in interstate or foreign commerce transport of "any woman or girl for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery, or for any other immoral purpose". But the language was so broad that it was also applied to consensual sex between adults when wished.

In 1954, by the time she was 64 years old, on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1965, in the year of Sarah (Evans) Harlan's passing, from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

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