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Violetta Cookson (1896 - 1978)

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Violetta Cookson
1896 - 1978
Born
December 10, 1896
Death
October 1978
Last Known Residence
Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont 05819
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Violetta Cookson of Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont was born on December 10, 1896, and died at age 81 years old in October 1978.
Updated: October 1, 2011

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Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont 05819
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Violetta Cookson passed away at age 81 years old in October 1978. Violetta Cookson of Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont was born on December 10, 1896.

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Violetta Cookson lived 12 years longer than the average Cookson family member when she died at the age of 81.
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1896 - 1978 World Events

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In 1896, in the year that Violetta Cookson was born, on August 17th, the first pedestrian v car fatality occurred in Great Britain. Bridget Driscoll, age 44, was walking with her family on the grounds of The Crystal Palace in London when she was hit by a car driven by Arthur James Edsall. Edsall claimed to be going 4.5 mph and Driscoll's death was ruled an "accidental death" after an inquest.

In 1900, Violetta was merely 4 years old when a massive hurricane, known as the Great Galveston hurricane, hit Galveston Texas. Winds hit up to 145 miles an hour (category 4) and it remains the single most deadly event in U.S. history. Between 6,000 and 12,000 died (most estimates are around 8,000 dead). The population of Galveston at the time was about 36,000 people in 1900.

In 1923, at the age of 27 years old, Violetta was alive when on November 8th and 9th, Adolf Hitler and his followers (the early Nazi party) staged the "Beer Hall Putsch" in Munich in an attempt to take over Bavaria (a state in Germany). They failed. Hitler was charged with treason and convicted, receiving a sentence of 5 years. He served under 1 year in jail.

In 1955, when she was 59 years old, on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1978, in the year of Violetta Cookson's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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