Thelma R Hoober (1908 - 2010)

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Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington

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1908 - In the year that Thelma R Hoober was born, unemployment in the U.S. was at 8.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 2 cents while the population in the United States was 88,710,000. The world population was almost 4.4 billion.

1929 - She was 21 years old when on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

1945 - When she was 37 years old, on May 8th, World War II in Europe ended when Germany surrendered. Hitler had committed suicide a week before.

1964 - When she was 56 years old, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

1965 - At the age of 57 years old, Thelma was alive when on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

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Thelma R Hoober died on September 3, 2010 at 102 years old. There is no known cause of death for Thelma. She was born on January 1, 1908. We have no information about Thelma's immediate family. We know that Thelma R Hoober had been residing in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington.

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