Violet E Decourcy (1908 - 1992)

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Violet E Decourcy
1908 - 1992
updated February 06, 2019
Violet E Decourcy was born on April 2, 1908. She died in July 1992 at 84 years old. We know that Violet E Decourcy had been residing in Manville, Providence County, Rhode Island.


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Violet E Decourcy passed away in July 1992 at age 84. She was born on April 2, 1908. We are unaware of information about Violet's family or relationships. We know that Violet E Decourcy had been residing in Manville, Providence County, Rhode Island.
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1908 - 1992 World Events

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In 1908, in the year that Violet E Decourcy was born, unemployment in the U.S. was at 8.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 2 cents while the population in the United States was 88,710,000. The world population was almost 4.4 billion.

In 1913, at the age of just 5 years old, Violet was alive when Henry Ford installed the first moving assembly line for the mass production of an entire automobile. It had previously taken 12 hours to assemble a whole vehicle - now it took only two hours and 30 minutes! Inspired by the production lines at flour mills, breweries, canneries and industrial bakeries, along with the disassembly of animal carcasses in Chicago’s meat-packing plants, Ford created moving belts for parts and the assembly line was born.

In 1938, she was 30 years old when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1960, she was 52 years old when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1992, in the year of Violet E Decourcy's passing, on April 29th, riots began in Los Angeles after the "Rodney King" verdict was issued. Four LAPD officers had been accused of using excessive force (assault) on African-American Rodney King, who had been stopped for drunk driving. The beating had been videotaped. Their acquittal sparked a 6 day riot in Los Angeles.

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Helen Decourcy
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Ruth Decourcy
Nov 16, 1923 - Feb 28, 2005
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Marie Decourcy
Sep 18, 1881 - January 1977
Smithfield, RI
Harry R Decourcy
Jan 22, 1941 - Dec 25, 1995
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Rose Decourcy
Apr 20, 1910 - Nov 30, 1996
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Charles Decourcy
Dec 2, 1904 - August 1975
Smithfield, RI
C F Decourcy
May 14, 1935 - May 15, 1989
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Alice C Decourcy
Sep 2, 1911 - Jan 21, 2003
Newport, NH
Helene Russ Decourcy
Dec 6, 1920 - Jan 8, 1999
Cary, NC
Paulette J Decourcy
Mar 20, 1901 - Jul 24, 1989
Des Plaines, IL
Laurie Decourcy
Nov 30, 1926 - February 1986
Helen Decourcy
Aug 27, 1888 - December 1972
Schenectady, NY
Frank Decourcy
Mar 10, 1893 - October 1977
Girard, PA
Olive B Decourcy
Aug 29, 1919 - Oct 10, 1991
Frances Decourcy
Feb 15, 1900 - March 1979
Boston, MA
James Edward Decourcy
Apr 16, 1912 - Aug 11, 2005
Sunapee, NH
Mary Decourcy
Feb 14, 1914 - Mar 11, 2005
Ridgewood, NY
Keitha Decourcy
May 19, 1919 - October 1971
John Decourcy
Nov 5, 1948 - May 1970
John Decourcy
May 15, 1896 - July 1986
Buffalo, NY

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Oct 7, 1907 - June 1994
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Jan 30, 1920 - July 1982
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Ambrose Bowker
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Michael Bukata
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Peter St Peter
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Eva C Ellis
Dec 6, 1914 - May 24, 2003
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Harold Gill
May 16, 1885 - September 1968
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Feb 22, 1898 - November 1986
Providence, RI
Madeline L Brady
Aug 12, 1919 - Jun 20, 2006
Riverside, RI
James T Gilleeney
Jun 6, 1905 - Mar 18, 1993
Cranston, RI
Wilfred Moreau
Oct 27, 1896 - May 1978
Riverside, RI
George L Reed
Sep 26, 1911 - Jan 24, 2006
Marshfield, MA
Mary Gonsalves
Dec 10, 1882 - November 1977
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Mary Russas
May 9, 1881 - September 1962
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Paul N C Demers
May 22, 1917 - July 1992
Woonsocket, RI
Jesse Drais
Nov 13, 1897 - July 1973
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Elizabeth Descoteaux
Feb 24, 1915 - Dec 18, 2002
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William Wheelock
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Woonsocket, RI
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