Verna Jones (1895 - 1968)

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Verna Jones
1895 - 1968
July 27, 1895
April 1968
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Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15206
Verna Jones was born on July 27, 1895. She died in April 1968 at 72 years old. We know that Verna Jones had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15206.
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Verna Jones passed away in April 1968 at 72 years old. She was born on July 27, 1895. We have no information about Verna's family. We know that Verna Jones had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15206.

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In 1895, in the year that Verna Jones was born, on March 15th, in County Tipperary, Ireland, Michael Cleary killed his wife of 8 years, Bridget, and burned her body. His defense was that his "wife" was a changeling that was left in his real wife's place when she was abducted by fairies. He was nonetheless convicted and imprisoned for manslaughter. He spent 15 years in prison.

In 1906, by the time she was just 11 years old, Finland became the first European country to give women the vote and to allow them to run for political office. (Women in Australia and New Zealand already had that right but couldn't run for office.) Although Finland belonged to the Russian Empire, there was great unrest and the Tsar wanted to broker a quick peace. As a part of the brokered peace, women got the vote.

In 1915, she was 20 years old when in May, the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German torpedo. The Lusitania was a British passenger ship that was sailing from New York to Liverpool England. She sank in 18 minutes - 1,198 died and 761 survived. While travelers were the main casualty - and commodity - the Lusitania did carry wartime weapons. "Remember the Lusitania" became the rallying cry of World War 1.

In 1941, at the age of 46 years old, Verna was alive when in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1968, in the year of Verna Jones's passing, on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

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