Emily Jean Merrell (1921 - 2007)

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Emily Jean Merrell
1921 - 2007
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May 15, 1921
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September 29, 2007
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Palos Verdes Peninsula, Los Angeles County, California 90274
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Emily Jean Merrell was born on May 15, 1921. She died on September 29, 2007 at age 86. We know that Emily Jean Merrell had been residing in Palos Verdes Peninsula, Los Angeles County, California 90274.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Emily Jean Merrell died on September 29, 2007 at 86 years old. She was born on May 15, 1921. We have no information about Emily's immediate family. We know that Emily Jean Merrell had been residing in Palos Verdes Peninsula, Los Angeles County, California 90274.

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In 1921, in the year that Emily Jean Merrell was born, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1931, she was only 10 years old when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1946, she was 25 years old when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1959, when she was 38 years old, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1966, when she was 45 years old, on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

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