Elynor Violet Mehling (1923 - 2011)



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Willamette National Cemetery
Section 6B Site 121,
11800 Se Mt. Scott Boulevard, Portland, Or


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Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: PFC
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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1923 - In the year that Elynor Violet Mehling was born, the Teapot Dome scandal became the subject of an investigation by Senator Walsh and severely damaged the reputation of the Harding administration. Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall was convicted of accepting bribes from oil companies and became the first Cabinet member to go to prison. At the time, the Teapot Dome scandal was seen as "greatest and most sensational scandal in the history of American politics".

1949 - This person was 26 years old when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

1957 - At the age of 34 years old, Elynor was alive when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

1960 - This person was 37 years old when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

1964 - Elynor was 41 years old when on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

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Elynor Violet Mehling passed away on May 23, 2011 at 87 years of age. There is no listed cause of death. Elynor was buried in Willamette National Cemetery Section 6B Site 121, Portland, Or. Elynor was born on July 7, 1923. We have no information about Elynor's family or relationships.


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