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Virginia E Odonnell (1906 - 1990)

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Virginia E Odonnell
1906 - 1990
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June 14, 1906
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November 1990
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Zion, Lake County, Illinois 60099
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Virginia E Odonnell was born on June 14, 1906. She died in November 1990 at 84 years of age. We know that Virginia E Odonnell had been residing in Zion, Lake County, Illinois 60099.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Virginia E Odonnell passed away in November 1990 at 84 years old. She was born on June 14, 1906. There is no information about Virginia's family or relationships. We know that Virginia E Odonnell had been residing in Zion, Lake County, Illinois 60099.
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In 1906, in the year that Virginia E Odonnell was born, abolitionist and suffragette leader Susan B. Anthony died, before women's right to vote nationally was realized (in 1920). She, along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, founded the National American Woman Suffrage Association which later became the League of Women Voters. She died at the age of 86 of heart failure and pneumonia in her home in New York.

In 1924, at the age of 18 years old, Virginia was alive when on January 21st, Vladimir Lenin, a leader of the Russian Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union died. He had survived two assassination attempts but had subsequent physical problems, suffering 3 strokes. He was in such great pain, it is said that he asked Stalin to poison him. The circumstances of his death are still disputed. He did oppose Stalin as the next leader - nonetheless, Stalin won a power struggle and ruled as a Soviet dictator until his death in 1953.

In 1964, at the age of 58 years old, Virginia was alive when in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1975, Virginia was 69 years old when on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

In 1990, in the year of Virginia E Odonnell's passing, after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

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