101 - Hazel Furr - Hugo, Oklahoma
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99
N 33° 59.905 W 095° 30.087
15S E 268964 N 3764801
Quick Description: Hazel Furr was born in 1909, the same year that the United States Army Signal Corp Division purchases the world's first military airplane, a Wright Military Flyer, from the Wright Brothers
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 9/28/2011 6:48:18 PM
Waymark Code: WMCPC8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
This large grey monument for Hazel and James Furr is located near the center of Mount Olivet Cemetery in Hugo, OK. This cemetery is the final resting place for many rodeo riders and circus performers.

The memorial for Hazel and James has a circle at the center, with praying hands inside it and flowers engraved around it. The couple were married for 68 years at the time of James' passing.

Text on headstone:

Furr
Hazel
Feb. 11, 1909
May 25, 2010

James H.
Oct. 29, 1905
July 1, 1995

Married Dec. 22, 1926


Some worldwide events and accomplishments that occurred during Hazel's 101 years on earth:

1909: Karl Landsteiner develops a system of blood grouping
1919: A peace conference opens in Versailles, France
1929: Pope Pius XI emerges from the Vatican and enters St. Peter's square in a huge procession witnessed by about 250,000 persons, thus ending nearly 60 years of papal self-imprisonment within the Vatican
1939: African-American singer Marian Anderson performs before 75,000 people at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., after having been denied the use both of Constitution Hall by the Daughters of the American Revolution, and of a public high school by the federally controlled District of Columbia
1949: English astronomer Fred Hoyle coins the term Big Bang during a BBC Third Programme radio broadcast
1959: Fidel Castro becomes Premier of Cuba
1969: A huge oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara, California closes the city's harbor
1979: Convicted bank robber Patty Hearst is released from prison after her sentence is commuted by U.S. President Jimmy Carter
1989: Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini places a US $3-million bounty on the head of The Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie
1999: The 71st Academy Awards are held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California with Shakespeare in Love winning Best Picture
2010: Thirty-three miners near Copiapó, Chile, trapped 700 metres underground in a mining accident in San José Mine, are brought back to the surface after surviving for a record 69 days
Location of Headstone: Mount Olivet Cemetery

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