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Ella Nelson (1887 - 1986)

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Ella Nelson
1887 - 1986
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January 9, 1887
Death
July 1986
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York, York County, Pennsylvania 17403
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Ella Nelson was born on January 9, 1887. She died in July 1986 at age 99. We know that Ella Nelson had been residing in York, York County, Pennsylvania 17403.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Ella Nelson passed away in July 1986 at 99 years of age. She was born on January 9, 1887. There is no information about Ella's surviving family. We know that Ella Nelson had been residing in York, York County, Pennsylvania 17403.
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In 1887, in the year that Ella Nelson was born, on January 20th, the US Senate gave the US Navy the right to lease Pearl Harbor as a naval base. Pearl Harbor is on the island of Oahu, a part of the Hawaiian Islands. The Navy was given direction to maintain "a coaling and repair station" at the harbor.

In 1901, Ella was merely 14 years old when shortly after beginning his second term, President McKinley was assassinated by the self proclaimed anarchist Leon Czolgosz. The last President to have served in the Civil War - he began as a private and ended the war as a brevet major - McKinley was a Republican. First elected in 1896, he was re-elected in 1900. Six months after the swearing in, McKinley was shot - and died of the gangrene that set in as a result.

In 1923, at the age of 36 years old, Ella was alive when on August 2, President Warren G. Harding died in office, apparently of a heart attack. He was staying at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco after completing a nationwide tour. Suffering from cramps, indigestion, a fever and shortness of breath, his doctor thought he had food poisoning. After several days of being ill, he suddenly shuddered, slumped over, and died. There were rumors of foul play (some thought that his wife had poisoned him because of his affairs) but no evidence has ever been found.

In 1948, at the age of 61 years old, Ella was alive when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1986, in the year of Ella Nelson's passing, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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