Berlena Shelton (1893 - 1987)



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Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi

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1893 - In the year that Berlena Shelton was born, on May 5th, a crash on the New York Stock Exchange started a depression that lasted 4 years. It was the beginning of the Panic of 1893.

1908 - When this person was merely 15 years old, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was established as the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States; it simultaneously served as the nation's prime federal law enforcement agency. Stanley Finch was the first Chief (now called Director).

1954 - By the time this person was 61 years old, on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

1955 - Berlena was 62 years old when on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

1987 - In the year of Berlena Shelton's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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Berlena Shelton passed away in July 1987 at age 93. There is no listed cause of death for Berlena. Berlena was born on July 20, 1893. We have no information about Berlena's family or relationships. We know that Berlena Shelton had been residing in Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi.


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