Emily Scully (1892 - 1984)

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Emily Turretine (Nelson) Scully
1892 - 1984
Portsmouth, Virginia United States
February 1984
Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut United States
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Emily Turretine Scully (Nelson)
Emily Scully was born in 1892 in Portsmouth, Virginia United States. Her maiden name is Nelson and she married into the Scully family. She died in February 1984 in Stamford, Connecticut United States at age 92. We know that Emily Scully had been residing in Port Charlotte, Charlotte County, Florida 33953.
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Emily Scully
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Emily Turretine (Nelson) Scully
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Emily Turretine (Nelson) Scully
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Port Charlotte, Charlotte County, Florida 33953
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Emily Scully was born in in Portsmouth, Virginia United States
Emily Scully died in in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut United States
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James Stephen Hoch commented on Jul 23, 2020
Emily Turretine "Dolly" Nelson/Scully. She is in the center of the picture. Her 3rd husband Ray Scully on the left and her aunt on the right.

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Emily Scully died in February 1984 in Stamford, Connecticut United States at age 92. She was born in 1892 in Portsmouth, Virginia United States. We are unaware of information about Emily's immediate family. We know that Emily Scully had been residing in Port Charlotte, Charlotte County, Florida 33953.

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In 1892, in the year that Emily Scully was born, on January 1st, Ellis Island opened to process immigrants. 700 passed through on the first day - in the first year, 450,000 were processed. The processing center was originally a 3 story wooden building - with outbuildings - that burned down a few years later.

In 1944, at the age of 52 years old, Emily was alive when on June 6th, the largest amphibious invasion in history was launched - the Normandy landing (called D-Day). Soldiers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and the Free French landed on Normandy Beach and were later joined by Poland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Almost 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers were involved. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day - Allied casualties on the first day were at least 10,000. 4,414 were confirmed dead.

In 1950, at the age of 58 years old, Emily 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 1971, she was 79 years old when on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

In 1984, in the year of Emily Scully's passing, due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

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