Winfrey Smith

(1886 - 1970)

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Winfrey Smith
1886 - 1970
Born
May 27, 1886
Death
June 1970
Last Known Residence
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas 75220
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Winfrey Smith was born on May 27, 1886. Winfrey died in June 1970 at 84 years old. We know that Winfrey Smith had been residing in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas 75220.
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Winfrey Smith passed away in June 1970 at 84 years of age. Winfrey was born on May 27, 1886. There is no information about Winfrey's surviving family. We know that Winfrey Smith had been residing in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas 75220.

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In 1886, in the year that Winfrey Smith was born, on February 14th, the first train left Los Angeles for the East -by the way of the transcontinental railroad - with a cargo of oranges. Due to irrigation and the import of water, Los Angeles was the ideal place to grow oranges - which became a popular addition to Christmas stockings.

In 1905, this person was 19 years old when the Niagara Falls conference was held in Fort Erie, Ontario. Led by W.E.B. Du Bois and William Monroe Trotter, a group of African-American men met in opposition to racial segregation and disenfranchisement. Booker T. Washington had been calling for policies of accommodation and conciliation and these two men, along with the others who attended the conference, felt that this was accomplishing nothing. The group was the precursor to the NAACP.

In 1911, at the age of 25 years old, Winfrey was alive when the Triangle Shirtwaist fire occurred, one of the deadliest industrial disasters in U.S. history. 146 workers (123 women and 23 men, many of them recent Jewish and Italian immigrants) died from the fire or by jumping to escape the fire and smoke. The garment factory was on the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors of a building in Greenwich Village in Manhattan. Doors to stairwells and exits had been locked in order to prevent workers from taking unauthorized breaks and to prevent theft, so they couldn't escape by normal means when the fire broke out. Due to the disaster, legislation was passed to protect sweatshop workers.

In 1951, this person was 65 years old when on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

In 1970, in the year of Winfrey Smith's passing, on April 10th, Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles. (John Lennon had previously told the band that he was leaving but hadn't publicly announced it.) By the end of the year, each Beatle had his own album.

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