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Elva X Wyly (1916 - 1995)

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Elva X Wyly
1916 - 1995
Born
November 11, 1916
Death
October 23, 1995
Last Known Residence
Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina 28677
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Elva X Wyly of Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina was born on November 11, 1916, and died at age 78 years old on October 23, 1995.
Updated: October 7, 2011
Biography ID: 32179734

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Elva Wyly passed away at age 78 years old on October 23, 1995. Elva X Wyly of Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina was born on November 11, 1916.

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Elva X Wyly lived 3 years longer than the average Wyly family member when she died at the age of 78.
The average age of a Wyly family member is 75.
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In 1916, in the year that Elva X Wyly was born, suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

In 1949, at the age of 33 years old, Elva was alive when on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

In 1976, she was 60 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."

In 1980, she was 64 years old when on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

In 1995, in the year of Elva X Wyly's passing, on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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