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Thelma Pauline Powell (1917 - 2010)

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Thelma Pauline Powell
1917 - 2010
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October 24, 1917
Death
October 14, 2010
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Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia 31406
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Thelma Pauline Powell was born on October 24, 1917. She died on October 14, 2010 at 92 years old. We know that Thelma Pauline Powell had been residing in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia 31406.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Thelma Pauline Powell passed away on October 14, 2010 at 92 years old. She was born on October 24, 1917. There is no information about Thelma's family or relationships. We know that Thelma Pauline Powell had been residing in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia 31406.
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In 1917, in the year that Thelma Pauline Powell was born, in April, the U.S. entered World War I, declaring war against Germany. President Wilson had previously declared neutrality in the war - a position supported by the majority of Americans - but after Germany declared that they would sink all ships trading with Great Britain and sunk U.S. ships, public opinion began to change. Then the Lusitania was sunk, killing 1,201 - including 128 Americans - and more U.S. ships were sunk. The U.S. could stand aside no longer.

In 1920, by the time she was just 3 years old, the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, passed both Houses of Congress and was sent to the States to ratify. In August, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the Amendment and it became law eight days later. Mississippi ratified it in 1984.

In 1931, Thelma was just 14 years old when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1944, Thelma was 27 years old when on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

In 1984, when she was 67 years old, on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

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