101 - Mary A. Coates - Union City, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog
N 35° 23.473 W 097° 57.289
14S E 594920 N 3916930
Quick Description: Centenarian Mary A. Coates is interred in Union City Cemetery, west of Union City, Oklahoma.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 1/17/2021 3:09:55 PM
Waymark Code: WM13NRT
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member woolsox
Views: 1

Long Description:
Centenarian Mary A. Coates is interred on the west edge of Union City Cemetery; she shares a headstone with daughter Grace, who was born in 1912 and died after only a few months. She was born in 1881, the year that Clara Barton established the American Red Cross, and died in 1982 a few months after her 101st birthday. During her long life Mary witnessed many firsts, including:

1882 - Age 1 - First commercial electric power plant in the US
1892 - Age 11 - First immigration through Ellis Island
1902 - Age 21 - First college football bowl game played
1912 - Age 31 - First use of airships in war
1922 - Age 41 - First use of insulin to treat diabetes
1932 - Age 51 - First woman elected to the US Senate
1942 - Age 61 - First entry in Anne Frank's diary
1952 - Age 71 - First Miss Universe pageant
1962 - Age 81 - First American to orbit the Earth
1972 - Age 91 - First American World Chess Champion
1982 - Age 101 - First consumer CD player
Location of Headstone: Union City Cemetery

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