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Verla Bryan (1913 - 2007)

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Verla Bryan
1913 - 2007
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February 28, 1913
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March 29, 2007
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Macomb, McDonough County, Illinois 61455
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Verla Bryan was born on February 28, 1913. She died on March 29, 2007 at 94 years of age. We know that Verla Bryan had been residing in Macomb, McDonough County, Illinois 61455.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Verla Bryan died on March 29, 2007 at 94 years of age. She was born on February 28, 1913. We are unaware of information about Verla's family. We know that Verla Bryan had been residing in Macomb, McDonough County, Illinois 61455.
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In 1913, in the year that Verla Bryan was born, ratified in February the 16th Amendment, establishing a Federal income tax, became law. Previously, customs duties (tariffs) and excise taxes were the primary sources of federal revenue. With the passage of the 16th Amendment, incomes of couples exceeding $4,000, as well as those of single persons earning $3,000 or more, were subject to a 1% Federal tax (that would be about $98,000 and $74,000 now). Rates rose to 7% for incomes over half a million dollars. Less than 1% of the population was subject to income tax.

In 1959, she was 46 years old when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1965, Verla was 52 years old 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.

In 1982, when she was 69 years old, on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

In 1995, at the age of 82 years old, Verla was alive when on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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