101 - Mercedes Tall - Hillcrest Memory Gardens - Spencer, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99
N 35° 31.460 W 097° 18.170
14S E 653882 N 3932516
Quick Description: Mercedes Tall was born the same year that the 1908 Summer Olympics were held in London
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 5/14/2013 10:00:28 AM
Waymark Code: WMH36G
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member woolsox
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Long Description:
The final resting place of Mercedes Tall is at the southeast side of Hillcrest Memory Gardens, at the east side of the section. Hers is a horizontal, double marker shared with her spouse Leroy. Sadly, Mercedes passed away on her 101st birthday.

Text on marker:


Dec. 26, 1917

Mar. 1, 1908
Mar. 1, 2009

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

1908: The Hoover Company of Canton, Ohio, acquires manufacturing rights to the upright portable vacuum cleaner just invented by James M. Spangler.
1918: King Ludwig of Bavaria flees his country.
1928: United States presidential election, 1928: Republican Herbert Hoover wins by a wide margin over Democrat Al Smith.
1938: In Nazi Germany, Jews' passports were invalidated, and those who needed a passport for emigration purposes were given one marked with the letter J ("Jude" – "Jew")
1948: A pack of wolves kills about 40 children in Darovskoy District, in Russia
1958: The 30th Academy Awards ceremony takes place; The Bridge on the River Kwai wins seven awards, including Academy Award for Best Picture.
1968: Martin Luther King, Jr. is shot dead at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Riots erupt in major American cities, lasting for several days afterwards.
1978: Dick Smith of Dick Smith Foods tows a fake iceberg to Sydney Harbour.
1988: Celine Dion wins the Eurovision Song Contest for Switzerland with the song "Ne partez pas sans moi".
1998: CBS telecasts The Wizard of Oz for the last time
2009: A Russian and an American satellite collide over Siberia, creating a large amount of space debris.
Location of Headstone: Hillcrest Memory Gardens

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