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Ella Alpha (Rhodes) Dougherty (1912 - 1956)

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Ella Alpha (Rhodes) Dougherty
1912 - 1956
Born
July 17, 1912
Missouri, United States
Death
October 1956
General Hospital in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, United States
Last Known Residence
813 Penn, in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri United States
Summary
Ella Alpha (Rhodes) Dougherty of 813 Penn, in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri United States was born on July 17, 1912. She was married to Charles Calvin Dougherty in 1935, and they were together until Ella's death in October 1956. She had a child Donald Ray Dougherty. Ella Dougherty was buried at Clear Springs Cemetery in Dawt, Ozark County.
Updated: September 18, 2021
Biography ID: 192751360

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Ella Alpha (Rhodes) Dougherty
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813 Penn, in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri United States
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July 17, 1912
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Missouri United States
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Caucasian

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American

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October 1956
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Cerebral Cortex Infarction due to Pulmonary Embolism due to Esophageal Hernia
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General Hospital in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri United States
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Clear Springs Cemetery in Dawt, Ozark County, Missouri 65760, United States
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Ella Alpha (Rhodes) Dougherty was buried at Clear Springs Cemetery in Dawt, Ozark County. Ella Alpha (Rhodes) Dougherty of 813 Penn, in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri United States was born on July 17, 1912. She was married to Charles Calvin Dougherty in 1935, and they were together until Ella's death in October 1956. Ella Dougherty had a child Donald Ray Dougherty.

Average Age & Life Expectancy

Ella Alpha (Rhodes) Dougherty lived 27 years shorter than the average Rhodes family member when she died at the age of 44.
The average age of a Rhodes family member is 71.
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Ella and Charlie
I believe this picture was takin in Buckner Missouri in the 1960s. My Mom Joyce had it in her photo album.
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Married: 1935
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1912 - 1956 World Events

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In 1912, in the year that Ella Alpha (Rhodes) Dougherty was born, New Mexico became the 47th state of the Union in January. Previously a province of Mexico, then a territory of the United States and mostly populated by Native Americans and Mexicans, once it became a U.S. territory it was increasingly colonized by European-American settlers. Its population was over 327,000 when it became a state.

In 1920, by the time she was merely 8 years old, speakeasies replaced saloons as the center of social activity. After the 18th Amendment was ratified and selling alcohol became illegal, saloons closed and speakeasies took their place. Speakeasies, also called a blind pig or blind tiger, were "so called because of the practice of speaking quietly about such a place in public, or when inside it, so as not to alert the police or neighbors". There were a lot of them and they were very popular. And where saloons often prohibited women, they were encouraged at speakeasies because of the added profits.

In 1931, she was 19 years old when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1948, when she was 36 years old, on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1956, in the year of Ella Alpha (Rhodes) Dougherty's passing, this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

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