Ellis Drew (1914 - 1988)

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Ellis Drew
1914 - 1988
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March 23, 1914
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May 6, 1988
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Madison, Madison County, Florida 32340
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Ellis Drew was born on March 23, 1914. He died on May 6, 1988 at 74 years old. We know that Ellis Drew had been residing in Madison, Madison County, Florida 32340.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Ellis Drew passed away on May 6, 1988 at age 74. He was born on March 23, 1914. We are unaware of information about Ellis's family or relationships. We know that Ellis Drew had been residing in Madison, Madison County, Florida 32340.

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In 1914, in the year that Ellis Drew was born, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. Anna Jarvis had championed a Mother's Day for years but Congress had joked a few years earlier that then they would have to proclaim a "Mother-in-law's Day" as well. The President who championed a woman's right to vote also created a day in their honor.

In 1939, Ellis was 25 years old when on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1950, at the age of 36 years old, Ellis was alive when on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1963, when he was 49 years old, on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1988, in the year of Ellis Drew's passing, on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

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