Viola Demaria (1913 - 1995)

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Viola Demaria
1913 - 1995
updated February 06, 2019
Viola Demaria was born on April 11, 1913. She died on August 30, 1995 at age 82. We know that Viola Demaria had been residing in Troy, Rensselaer County, New York 12180.

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Viola Demaria died on August 30, 1995 at age 82. She was born on April 11, 1913. We are unaware of information about Viola's surviving family. We know that Viola Demaria had been residing in Troy, Rensselaer County, New York 12180.
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In 1913, in the year that Viola Demaria was born, the Philippine–American War ended for good in June. While the official end of the war was in 1902, fighting continued for several years. An estimated 200,000 to 250,000 total Filipino civilians died and although the U.S. viewed its role as a colonial presence as one of preparing the Philippines for independence, American colonization drastically changed the character off the culture. The Catholic Church was no longer the state religion and English became the primary language of the government.

In 1923, she was just 10 years old when on August 2nd, Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th President of the United States due to the sudden death of Warren G. Harding. After the scandals of the Harding presidency, Coolidge restored public confidence and was very popular. He won the Presidential election in 1924 but declined to run again in 1928.

In 1957, by the time she was 44 years old, on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1986, at the age of 73 years old, Viola was alive when on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

In 1995, in the year of Viola Demaria's passing, on September 3rd, eBay was founded in San Jose California. Beginning as simply a place for Pierre Omidyar's girlfriend (now wife) to share her Pez passion and collection online, the site has become a multibillion-dollar business and operates in 30 countries.

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Gertrude Demaria
Mar 17, 1884 - October 1987
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Irene Demaria
Jul 26, 1910 - Jul 10, 2002
New Rochelle, NY
Frank Demaria
Jan 3, 1895 - October 1969
Somerville, NJ
Jack Demaria
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Angelo Demaria
Jun 18, 1893 - January 1985
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Paul Demaria
Oct 31, 1951 - July 1979
Silvio Demaria
Jun 29, 1904 - July 1973
Brooklyn, NY
Bruno Demaria
Mar 27, 1936 - July 1989
Joseph Demaria
Dec 27, 1898 - August 1981
New York, NY
William Demaria
Aug 7, 1902 - February 1976
Brooklyn, NY
Guirino Demaria
Jul 9, 1907 - March 1983
Anthony Demaria
Jan 8, 1902 - November 1978
Brooklyn, NY
Vittoria Demaria
Aug 23, 1899 - January 1981
Peter J Demaria Jr
Feb 7, 1941 - Oct 30, 2007
Erie, PA
Maria Demaria
Dec 5, 1905 - Dec 23, 2009
Kings Park, NY
Joseph Demaria
Oct 7, 1913 - October 1979
Phoenix, AZ
Yolanda Demaria
Aug 1, 1923 - May 1978
Alfred Demaria
May 28, 1923 - Jan 6, 1999
Long Beach, NY
Mary Demaria
Nov 16, 1930 - July 1980
Irma Demaria
Jul 6, 1903 - September 1973
Keyport, NJ

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