101 - Marion Pearson Neal - Oklahoma City, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99
N 35° 36.311 W 097° 29.449
14S E 636698 N 3941207
Quick Description: Marion Pearson Neal was born the same year that the first college football bowl game, the Rose Bowl between Michigan and Stanford, was held in Pasadena, California.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 4/14/2012 3:48:29 PM
Waymark Code: WME7K5
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 2

Long Description:
The final resting place of Marion Pearson Neal is at the center of Memorial Park Cemetery, about 15 ft. south of a large tree in the NE corner of section 21. Hers is a double grey marker, shared with her spouse Dewey.


Text on headstone:

Neal

Marion Pearson
1902 - 2003

Dewey Henry
1898 - 1973


Some worldwide events and accomplishments that occurred during Marion's time on earth:

1902: In Martinique, Mount Pelée erupts, destroying the town of Saint-Pierre and killing over 30,000
1912: RMS Titanic strikes an iceberg in the northern Atlantic Ocean. She sinks the following day with the loss of 1500 lives
1922: Ulysses, by James Joyce, is published in Paris on his 40th birthday by Sylvia Beach
1932: The first Purple Heart was awarded
1942: The first American forces arrive in Europe, landing in Northern Ireland
1952: West Ice accidents: During a severe storm in the West Ice, east of Greenland, 78 seal hunters on 5 Norwegian seal hunting vessels perish without a trace
1962: During a new moon and solar eclipse, an extremely rare grand conjunction of the classical planets occurs (it includes all 5 of the naked-eye planets plus the Sun and Moon), all of them within 16° of one another on the ecliptic
1972: Volkswagen Beetle sales exceed those of the Ford Model-T when the 15,007,034th Beetle is produced
1982: Cal Ripken, Jr. plays the first of what eventually becomes his record-breaking streak of 2,632 consecutive Major League Baseball games
1992: A court in Milwaukee, Wisconsin sentences serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer to life in prison
2003: An international group of volunteers leaves London for Baghdad to act as voluntary human shields, hoping to avert a U.S. invasion
Location of Headstone: Memorial Park Cemetery, section 21

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