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Opal Billie FitzsimmonsAge: 94 years19122007

Opal Billie Fitzsimmons
Given names
Opal Billie
Married name
Opal Billie Johnson
Birth January 19, 1912 21 18
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 3 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 4 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 5 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history -
Census January 6, 1920 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 17 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 9, 1930 (Age 18 years)
Death of a fatherFred Fitzsimmons
August 18, 1933 (Age 21 years)
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World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 29 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers -
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Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 37 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union -
Death of a maternal grandfatherThomas Magus Riggins
December 21, 1955 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 33 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. -
Death January 13, 2007 (Age 94 years)
Last change September 27, 202016:45:36

by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: October 1910Missouri, United States
16 months
Opal Billie Fitzsimmons
Birth: January 19, 1912 21 18St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Death: January 13, 2007Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States
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Opal Billie Fitzsimmons
Birth: January 19, 1912 21 18St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Death: January 13, 2007Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States

Opal Billie Fitzsimmons has 4 first cousins recorded

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Mother's family (4)

Parents Ernst H Nieman + Nellie Riggins
Parents Morris Hart Riggins + Private
Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Fred Fitzsimmons - Household

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Fitzsimmons, FredheadMW29MMOPAPAmechanicfire engine
Fitzsimmons, JuliawifeFW27MTNTNTN
Fitzsimmons, OpaldaughterFW8SMOMOTN

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Julia Myrtle Riggins - Household

St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Fitzsimmons, Julia Mdaughter in lawFW36WdTNTNTNdesignerflower company
Fitzsimmons, OpalgranddaughterFW18SMOMOTN

Living with mother in law, Lillie M Fitzsimmons