Elda Thomas Munson (1923 - 2011)

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Burial / Funeral

Tahoma National Cemetery
Section E Row E Site 47,
18600 Se 240th St, Kent, Wa

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Yakima, Yakima County, Washington

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Branch of service: Us Air Force
Rank attained: MSGT
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii, Korea, Vietnam

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1923 - In the year that Elda Thomas Munson was born, the A.C. Nielsen Company was founded in Chicago. It provided an audience measurement system that could provide radio station owners with information on their listeners and the popularity of their shows. Later, the Nielsen company became the basis for the fate of television programs.

1927 - She was merely 4 years old when aviator and media darling Charles Lindbergh, age 25, made the first successful solo TransAtlantic flight. "Lucky Lindy" took off from Long Island in New York and flew to Paris, covering  3,600 statute miles and flying for 33 1⁄2-hours. His plane "The Spirit of St. Louis" was a fabric-covered, single-seat, single-engine "Ryan NYP" high-wing monoplane designed by both Lindbergh and the manufacturer's chief engineer.

1928 - At the age of only 5 years old, Elda was alive when Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

1935 - She was only 12 years old when on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

1940 - She was 17 years old when in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

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Elda Thomas Munson passed away on May 6, 2011 at 87 years old. No cause of death has been listed for Elda. She was buried in Tahoma National Cemetery Section E Row E Site 47, Kent, Wa. She was born on September 10, 1923. We are unaware of information about Elda's surviving family. We know that Elda Thomas Munson had been residing in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington.

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