Ella M Thompson (1933 - 2008)

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Memphis National Cemetery
Section POST Site 102,
3568 Townes Avenue, Memphis, Tn

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Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee

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

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1933 - In the year that Ella M Thompson was born, on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

1940 - When she was just 7 years old, in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

1945 - She was only 12 years old when on January 20th, Franklin D. Roosevelt was sworn in to his fourth term as President of the United States. He died 82 days into his term and his new Vice-President, Harry Truman, became President.

1957 - At the age of 24 years old, Ella was alive when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

1964 - When she was 31 years old, on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

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Ella M Thompson died on April 2, 2008 at 74 years old. No cause of death has been entered. She was buried in Memphis National Cemetery Section POST Site 102, Memphis, Tn. She was born on November 17, 1933. There is no information about Ella's surviving family.

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