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Stefanie F Purcell (1918 - 1999)

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Stefanie F Purcell
1918 - 1999
Born
February 11, 1918
Death
June 4, 1999
Last Known Residence
Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania 18651
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Stefanie F Purcell was born on February 11, 1918. She died on June 4, 1999 at age 81. We know that Stefanie F Purcell had been residing in Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania 18651.
Updated: June 21, 2016
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Stefanie F Purcell died on June 4, 1999 at 81 years old. She was buried in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Section 20 Site 30, Annville, Pennsylvania . She was born on February 11, 1918. There is no information about Stefanie's immediate family. We know that Stefanie F Purcell had been residing in Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania 18651.
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In 1918, in the year that Stefanie F Purcell was born, on November 11th, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, ending the fighting on the Western Front in World War I. This meant a complete defeat of Germany although Germany never formally surrendered. It took another six months of negotiations to sign an actual peace treaty between the warring parties.

In 1934, Stefanie was 16 years old when on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

In 1961, at the age of 43 years old, Stefanie was alive when on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

In 1971, she was 53 years old when on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

In 1994, she was 76 years old when on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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