Susan Dora Brock Spizzirri (1881 - 1955)

Susan Dora Brock Spizzirri
1881 - 1955
updated February 06, 2019
Susan Dora Brock Spizzirri, mother to 3 children, was born on September 10, 1881 in Terre Haute, Indiana. She married Serafino M. Spizzirri, and they gave birth to Mario Spizzirri, Eugene Roberto Spizzirri, and Armand Gene Spizzirri. She died on December 20, 1955 at 74 years of age.


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Susan Dora Brock Spizzirri, mother to 3 children, died on December 20, 1955 at 74 years of age. She was born on September 10, 1881 in Terre Haute, Indiana. She married Serafino M. Spizzirri, and they gave birth to Mario Spizzirri, Eugene Roberto Spizzirri, and Armand Gene Spizzirri.
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In 1881, in the year that Susan Dora Brock Spizzirri was born, on November 19th, a meteorite landed a few miles southwest of Odessa, Ukraine. According to one report: "About 7 o'clock one morning a bright and serpentine tail of fire was seen passing over the town by the inhabitants of Odessa, and M. Prendel, editor of one of the Odessa papers, surmising that the phenomenon betokened a fall of meteorites, offered a reward to any person who would bring him one. Three days afterward a gentleman of Grossliebental brought him one which had been found by a peasant who was nearly frightened out of his senses at its fall. It fell beside him while at work in his field and buried itself .55 meters (almost 2 ft) into the ground." The recovered piece was about 17.5 lbs.

In 1893, she was only 12 years old when on May 5th, a crash on the New York Stock Exchange started a depression that lasted 4 years. It was the beginning of the Panic of 1893.

In 1903, she was 22 years old when the Harley-Davidson Motor Company was begun by two childhood friends, William Harley and Arthur Davidson - with help from Arthur's brother, Walter. Their first prototype - a "motor-bicycle" - couldn't climb hills without also pedaling, so they went back to the drawing board, and in 1904 their new version came in 4th in a race. Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycle Manufacturing Company were the only two major motorcycle companies to survive the Great Depression.

In 1933, Susan Dora was 52 years old when on March 4th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the 32nd President of the United States. He was elected four times (equaled by no other President) and guided the United States through the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and World War 2. His wife was his cousin Eleanor Roosevelt (Teddy Roosevelt's niece) who President Truman called "First Lady of the World". Some of the major programs that survive from his presidency are the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Wagner Act (The National Labor Relations Act of 1935) , the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Social Security.

In 1955, in the year of Susan Dora Brock Spizzirri's passing, in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

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