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Vernice Parrish (1911 - 1993)

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Vernice Parrish
1911 - 1993
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October 4, 1911
Death
April 26, 1993
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Alexander City, Tallapoosa County, Alabama 35010
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Vernice Parrish was born on October 4, 1911. She died on April 26, 1993 at age 81. We know that Vernice Parrish had been residing in Alexander City, Tallapoosa County, Alabama 35010.
Updated: November 4, 2011
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Vernice Parrish passed away on April 26, 1993 at 81 years of age. She was born on October 4, 1911. We are unaware of information about Vernice's family or relationships. We know that Vernice Parrish had been residing in Alexander City, Tallapoosa County, Alabama 35010.
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In 1911, in the year that Vernice Parrish was born, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, along with four fellow Norwegian explorers. After hearing that Peary had beaten him to the North Pole, Amundsen decided to tackle the South Pole. On December 14th, he succeeded.

In 1929, she was 18 years old when the St. Valentine's Day Massacre happened on February 14th. In Chicago, seven men from the North Side Irish gang were gunned down by Al Capone's South Side Italian gang at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street. Al Capone was making a successful move to take over Chicago's organized crime. But the St. Valentine's Day massacre also resulted in a public outcry against all gangsters.

In 1937, at the age of 26 years old, Vernice was alive when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1982, by the time she was 71 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 1993, in the year of Vernice Parrish's passing, on January 20th, William J. Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. He beat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seeking his second term. Clinton won 43.01% of the popular vote to Bush's 37.45%. An independent candidate, Ross Perot, won 18.91% - the most votes for an independent candidate since Teddy Roosevelt's run for President in 1912.

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