101 - Mary Lou Swope - La Rue Cemetery - La Rue, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 32° 07.429 W 095° 40.174
15S E 248144 N 3557281
Quick Description: Mary Lou Swope was born the year that the crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin rebelled against their officers.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 2/8/2019 6:20:21 PM
Waymark Code: WM101FR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member elyob
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Long Description:
Ms. Swope's modern, gray granite headstone has floral detail in the upper corners, and her personal information and the family name, "Swope", are in relief:

Mary Lou

Mar. 13, 1905
Oct. 28, 2006

Significant events that occurred in her lifetime include:

1905 - The Russian Revolution takes place. Keep this one in mind.
1915 - "Typhoid Mary" Mallon is hospitalized for life after refusing treatment as a carrier of the disease.
1925 - Sergei Eisenstein dramatizes the 1905 Potemkin mutiny in his film, "The Battleship Potemkin."
1935 - Humorist Will Rogers and aviator Wiley Post are killed in a plane crash in Alaska.
1945 - Eddie Slovik is executed by firing squad for desertion.
1955 - The Salk polio vaccine is approved by the FDA.
1965 - "My Mother The Car" premieres on NBC.
1975 - Jimmy Hoffa goes missing from the Red Fox Restaurant in Bloomfield Township, MI.
1985 - U.S. Route 66 is officially decommissioned, although its legacy lives on.
1995 - Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols destroy the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people.
2005 - North Korea announces that it possesses nuclear weapons.
2006 - The New Horizons spacecraft is launched to Pluto, which is also demoted to "dwarf planet" in the same year.
Location of Headstone: La Rue Cemetery

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