Donald Leland Ellison (1930 - 2000)

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Burial / Funeral

Tahoma National Cemetery
Section 8 Site 171,
18600 Se 240th St, Kent, Wa

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Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington

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Branch of service: Us Navy
Rank attained: ADAA
Wars/Conflicts: Korea

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Leland

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1930 - In the year that Donald Leland Ellison was born, on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

1949 - Donald was 19 years old when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

1957 - At the age of 27 years old, Donald was alive when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

1990 - Donald was 60 years old when on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

1991 - He was 61 years old when on November 7th, legendary basketball player Magic Johnson announced that he had HIV. In 1991, the public was confused about the difference between HIV and AIDS (HIV is a virus that can lead to AIDS) and there was little treatment for either. Most thought that Johnson would die within a year or so. Also, the transmission of AIDS wasn't understood so he had to retire from basketball. Magic Johnson is still alive and well.

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Donald Leland Ellison passed away on March 21, 2000 at age 69. There is no known cause of death. He was buried in Tahoma National Cemetery Section 8 Site 171, Kent, Wa. He was born on September 27, 1930. We are unaware of information about Donald's surviving family. We know that Donald Leland Ellison had been residing in Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington.

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