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Velma Merrill (1900 - 1983)

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Velma Merrill
1900 - 1983
Born
October 11, 1900
Death
June 1983
Last Known Residence
Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts 02169
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Velma Merrill of Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts was born on October 11, 1900, and died at age 82 years old in June 1983.
Updated: October 3, 2011
Biography ID: 6261714

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Velma Merrill passed away at age 82 years old in June 1983. Velma Merrill of Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts was born on October 11, 1900.

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Velma Merrill lived 8 years longer than the average Merrill family member when she died at the age of 82.
The average age of a Merrill family member is 74.
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1900 - 1983 World Events

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In 1900, in the year that Velma Merrill was born, Carrie Chapman Catt succeeded Susan B. Anthony as the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. NAWSA was created by Anthony in 1890 in order to fight for the right of women to vote in the United States. Membership in NAWSA began at 7,000 and in the decades of the struggle - women didn't get the right to vote until 1920 - membership rose to 2 million.

In 1913, Velma was merely 13 years old when the 17th Amendment, establishing the direct election of U.S. Senators, was adopted. Previously, Senators were elected by state legislatures. As early as 1826, a call to elect senators through popular vote was championed and previous to the 17th amendment, two states had already changed their process. Governors are still able to appoint senators to vacant seats until an election can be held.

In 1969, by the time she was 69 years old, on January 20th, Richard M. Nixon became the 37th President of the United States. Previously the Vice President to President Eisenhower, Nixon was the only President to resign in office - in his second term.

In 1973, she was 73 years old when on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

In 1983, in the year of Velma Merrill's passing, on August 30th, the Soviet Union claimed that a South Korean Boeing 747 jetliner (Flight 007), bound for Seoul from New York City, had strayed into Soviet airspace. Saying that they believed it to be a U.S. spy plane, the passenger jet was shot down by a Soviet SU-15 fighter - after it had tracked the airliner for two hours. All 269 passengers (including a U.S. Representative from Georgia) and crew were killed.

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