Donald E Rankin (1926 - 2003)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Donald E Rankin’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Donald so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Donald’s biography.

Donald E Rankin Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Donald E Rankin and his immediate Rankin family. Add to Donald E Rankin's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Donald.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Donald E Rankin? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Lacey, Thurston County, Washington

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Donald finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Donald attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Donald did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Donald E Rankin is a military veteran.

Middle name

E

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Donald's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Donald's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Donald a religious man? Add Donald’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Donald during various points of his life.

Timeline

1926 - In the year that Donald E Rankin was born, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

1941 - He was merely 15 years old when on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

1963 - When he was 37 years old, on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

1969 - Donald was 43 years old when on July 20th, the first men walked on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. both walked on the moon but it was Armstrong who first stepped on the moon. They fulfilled the promise of President Kennedy's commitment in 1961 to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

1982 - Donald was 56 years old when on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

Donald E Rankin Family Tree

Who was Donald’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share Donald’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Donald's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Donald E Rankin
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Donald's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Donald E Rankin is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Donald E Rankin died on October 30, 2003 at 77 years old. No cause of death has been listed for Donald. He was born on September 9, 1926. We are unaware of information about Donald's surviving family. We know that Donald E Rankin had been residing in Lacey, Thurston County, Washington.

Memories

What do you remember about Donald E Rankin? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Donald is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Donald E Rankin

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources