Elinor M Taylor (1916 - 2003)

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Elinor M Taylor
1916 - 2003
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November 10, 1916
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May 13, 2003
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Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio 44691
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Elinor M Taylor was born on November 10, 1916. She died on May 13, 2003 at 86 years of age. We know that Elinor M Taylor had been residing in Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio 44691.
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Elinor M Taylor died on May 13, 2003 at 86 years old. She was born on November 10, 1916. We have no information about Elinor's immediate family. We know that Elinor M Taylor had been residing in Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio 44691.

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In 1916, in the year that Elinor M Taylor was born, suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

In 1928, she was just 12 years old when aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1952, Elinor was 36 years old when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1969, when she was 53 years old, one hundred countries, along with the United States and the Soviet Union signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty (NPT). It called for stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and the goal of nuclear disarmament.

In 1994, when she was 78 years old, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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