Ella June Shannon (1936 - 2010)



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Quantico National Cemetery
Section 23 Site 514,
18424 Joplin Road (route 619), Triangle, Va


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Gary, Lake County, Indiana

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: SP3
Wars/Conflicts: Korea

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1936 - In the year that Ella June Shannon was born, on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

1946 - When she was only 10 years old, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

1976 - Ella Mae was 40 years old when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

1984 - When she was 48 years old, on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

1998 - At the age of 62 years old, Ella Mae was alive when on December 19th, the House of Representatives initiated impeachment charges against U.S. President Bill Clinton. He was subsequently acquitted of these charges by the Senate on February 12th.

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Ella June Shannon passed away on November 23, 2010 at age 74. There is no listed cause of death for Ella Mae. She was buried in Quantico National Cemetery Section 23 Site 514, Triangle, Va. She was born on July 5, 1936. We are unaware of information about Ella Mae's family. We know that Ella June Shannon had been residing in Gary, Lake County, Indiana.


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