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Ella Ferneau (1892 - 1975)

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Ella Ferneau
1892 - 1975
Born
February 12, 1892
Death
July 1975
Last Known Residence
New Sharon, Mahaska County, Iowa 50207
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Ella Ferneau of New Sharon, Mahaska County, Iowa was born on February 12, 1892, and died at age 83 years old in July 1975.
Updated: November 4, 2011
Biography ID: 54796516

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Ella Ferneau passed away at age 83 years old in July 1975. Ella Ferneau of New Sharon, Mahaska County, Iowa was born on February 12, 1892.

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Ella Ferneau lived 7 years longer than the average Ferneau family member when she died at the age of 83.
The average age of a Ferneau family member is 76.
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1892 - 1975 World Events

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In 1892, in the year that Ella Ferneau was born, on October 5th, the Dalton Gang was shot. The Gang was attempting to rob two banks - simultaneously - in Coffeyville Kansas but word spread of the robberies and townspeople with guns greeted them when they left the banks. Four members of the gang were killed - only Emmett Dalton survived his wounds and spent 14 years in prison.

In 1907, when she was merely 15 years old, the state of Oklahoma was admitted to the United States on November 16. Previously called "Oklahoma Territory" and "Indian Territory", the two areas were merged and Oklahoma became the 46th state. It is the 28th most populous state.

In 1928, when she was 36 years old, 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 1944, she was 52 years old when on June 6th, the largest amphibious invasion in history was launched - the Normandy landing (called D-Day). Soldiers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and the Free French landed on Normandy Beach and were later joined by Poland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Almost 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers were involved. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day - Allied casualties on the first day were at least 10,000. 4,414 were confirmed dead.

In 1975, in the year of Ella Ferneau's passing, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

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