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Ednay Hill (1884 - 1971)

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Ednay Hill
1884 - 1971
Born
April 17, 1884
Death
October 1971
Last Known Residence
Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee 38358
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Ednay Hill of Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee was born on April 17, 1884, and died at age 87 years old in October 1971.
Updated: November 4, 2011
Biography ID: 59484063

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Ednay Hill passed away at age 87 years old in October 1971. Ednay Hill of Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee was born on April 17, 1884.

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Ednay Hill lived 17 years longer than the average Hill family member when they died at the age of 87.
The average age of a Hill family member is 70.
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1884 - 1971 World Events

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In 1884, in the year that Ednay Hill was born, on December 6th, the Washington Monument was completed. Building began in 1848 but was stopped because of lack of funds and also due to the Civil War. It would be dedicated in 1885. At the time of its completion, it was the tallest structure in the world.

In 1899, by the time this person was just 15 years old, on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

In 1923, by the time this person was 39 years old, on August 2nd, Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th President of the United States due to the sudden death of Warren G. Harding. After the scandals of the Harding presidency, Coolidge restored public confidence and was very popular. He won the Presidential election in 1924 but declined to run again in 1928.

In 1959, when this person was 75 years old, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1971, in the year of Ednay Hill's passing, in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

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