Sonya Harris (1903 - 1987)

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Sonya Harris
1903 - 1987
updated February 06, 2019
Sonya Harris was born on January 18, 1903. She died in November 1987 at age 84. We know that Sonya Harris had been residing in Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Florida.

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Sonya Harris died in November 1987 at age 84. She was born on January 18, 1903. We have no information about Sonya's immediate family. We know that Sonya Harris had been residing in Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Florida.
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In 1903, in the year that Sonya Harris was born, the Ford Motor Company was incorporated in June after Henry Ford left another car company he founded in 1901 (which became the Cadillac Motor Company). He began Ford Motor Company with $28,000 in cash from twelve investors, two of whom (the Dodge brothers) later began their own car company. Henry Ford improved on assembly line techniques and has been so successful that his family still controls a very popular Ford line of cars and trucks.

In 1913, at the age of merely 10 years old, Sonya was alive when the Philippine–American War ended for good in June. While the official end of the war was in 1902, fighting continued for several years. An estimated 200,000 to 250,000 total Filipino civilians died and although the U.S. viewed its role as a colonial presence as one of preparing the Philippines for independence, American colonization drastically changed the character off the culture. The Catholic Church was no longer the state religion and English became the primary language of the government.

In 1944, Sonya was 41 years old when on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

In 1979, she was 76 years old when on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

In 1987, in the year of Sonya Harris's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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Born: around 1971
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Sonya C. (Perry) Harris
Born: around 1974
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Sonya P. (Sherow) Harris
Born: around 1972
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Sonya R. (Mccutcheon) Harris
Born: around 1967
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Sonya K. (Hanson) Harris
Born: around 1967
TX
Sonya D. (Beaird) Harris
Born: around 1971
TX
Sonya D. (Sherrill) Harris
Born: around 1970
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Sonya Y. (Earvin) Harris
Born: around 1964
TX
Sonya L. (Rivers) Harris
Born: around 1971
TX
Sonya O. (Bedford) Harris
Born: around 1971
TX
Sonya J. (Dean) Harris
Born: around 1964
TX
Sonya M. (Hudson) Harris
Born: around 1966
TX
Sonya D. (Smith) Harris
Born: around 1966
TX
Sonya A. (Anderson) Harris
Born: around 1972
TX
Sonya T. (Waites) Harris
Born: around 1965
TX
Sonya R. (Rogers) Harris
Born: around 1965
TX
Sonya R. (Thomas) Harris
Born: around 1966
TX
Sonya R. (Mccloud) Harris
Born: around 1953
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Oct 3, 1916 - Aug 10, 2002
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Daisy G Harris
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Tallahassee, FL
John H Harris
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Tallahassee, FL
Naomi Harris
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Ellen C Harris
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Jasper, FL
Ida M Harris
May 26, 1874 - Aug 15, 1967
Monticello, FL
James Harris
Apr 17, 1914 - February 1976
Pensacola, Florida
Lucinda Harris
Mar 3, 1920 - Nov 9, 2000
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Edmond Harris
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