Ella Durrance (1902 - 1977)

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Ella Durrance
1902 - 1977
updated February 06, 2019
Ella Durrance was born on April 29, 1902. She died in October 1977 at 75 years old. We know that Ella Durrance had been residing in Cross City, Dixie County, Florida 32628.


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Ella Durrance passed away in October 1977 at 75 years old. She was born on April 29, 1902. There is no information about Ella's family or relationships. We know that Ella Durrance had been residing in Cross City, Dixie County, Florida 32628.
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In 1902, in the year that Ella Durrance was born, the world famous Italian tenor, Enrico Caruso, made the first gramophone recording by a popular singer. Accompanied by only a piano, his voice recordings became a big seller and did much to popularize the new-fangled gramophone. He had to sing into a metal "horn" that relayed his voice to a metal disc. And the songs had to be under 4 and a half minutes!

In 1926, Ella was 24 years old when on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1935, Ella was 33 years old when on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

In 1962, Ella was 60 years old when on February 20th, Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth. The Friendship 7 flew three times around the earth in 4 hours and 55 minutes. At age 77, Glenn returned to space - the oldest person to fly in space.

In 1977, in the year of Ella Durrance's passing, on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

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John G Durrance
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Austie Durrance
Jan 19, 1958 - March 1993
Texarkana, TX
Joseph A Durrance
Feb 13, 1938 - Apr 7, 1989
Wallace G Durrance
May 15, 1941 - Nov 21, 2004
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Eugene L Durrance
May 21, 1944 - Jan 1, 1995
Polk City, FL
T J Durrance
Sep 6, 1919 - Jan 17, 1994
Vero Beach, FL
Aaron Durrance
Apr 5, 1944 - July 1978
John Elmo Durrance
Nov 22, 1946 - Jun 9, 2008
Frances Durrance
Dec 6, 1900 - January 1967
Lake Placid, Florida
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Sep 29, 1895 - December 1981
Saint Petersburg, Florida

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