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Eleanor Smith (1892 - 1980)

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Eleanor Smith
1892 - 1980
Born
July 14, 1892
Death
September 1980
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Watertown, Jefferson County, Wisconsin 53094
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Eleanor Smith was born on July 14, 1892. She died in September 1980 at 88 years old. We know that Eleanor Smith had been residing in Watertown, Jefferson County, Wisconsin 53094.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Eleanor Smith died in September 1980 at 88 years old. She was born on July 14, 1892. We are unaware of information about Eleanor's surviving family. We know that Eleanor Smith had been residing in Watertown, Jefferson County, Wisconsin 53094.
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1892 - 1980 World Events

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In 1892, in the year that Eleanor Smith was born, on January 1st, Ellis Island opened to process immigrants. 700 passed through on the first day - in the first year, 450,000 were processed. The processing center was originally a 3 story wooden building - with outbuildings - that burned down a few years later.

In 1923, at the age of 31 years old, Eleanor was alive when the Teapot Dome scandal became the subject of an investigation by Senator Walsh and severely damaged the reputation of the Harding administration. Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall was convicted of accepting bribes from oil companies and became the first Cabinet member to go to prison. At the time, the Teapot Dome scandal was seen as "greatest and most sensational scandal in the history of American politics".

In 1958, she was 66 years old when on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1977, by the time she was 85 years old, on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

In 1980, in the year of Eleanor Smith's passing, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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