Emmett Sheets (1883 - 1979)

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Emmett Sheets
1883 - 1979
updated February 06, 2019
Emmett Sheets was born on March 5, 1883. He died in November 1979 at 96 years of age. We know that Emmett Sheets had been residing in Marion, Marion County, Ohio 43302.


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Emmett Sheets passed away in November 1979 at 96 years of age. He was born on March 5, 1883. We are unaware of information about Emmett's immediate family. We know that Emmett Sheets had been residing in Marion, Marion County, Ohio 43302.
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In 1883, in the year that Emmett Sheets was born, on May 24th, the Brooklyn Bridge - one of the oldest bridges in the US - was opened to traffic. Bridge construction began in 1869 and took 14 years to complete.

In 1890, when he was just 7 years old, on June 1st, the U.S. Census Bureau started tabulating census returns with punch cards. Herman Hollerith's "tabulating machine" used punch cards to more quickly compute census information, taking the time to get census results from 8 years in 1880 to 6 years for the 1890 census. Hollerith's company eventually became IBM.

In 1942, by the time he was 59 years old, on February 19th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This authorized the Secretary of War to "prescribe certain areas as military zones." On March 21st, he signed Public Law 503 which was approved after an hour discussion in the Senate and 30 minutes in the House. The Law provided for enforcement of his Executive Order. This cleared the way for approximately 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry to be evicted from the West Coast and to be held in concentration camps and other confinement sites across the country. In Hawaii, a few thousand were detained. German and Italian Americans in the U.S. were also confined.

In 1969, Emmett was 86 years old when in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

In 1979, in the year of Emmett Sheets's passing, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

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Jan 22, 1904 - August 1986
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Dec 5, 1879 - November 1974
Crown City, Ohio
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Jun 25, 1889 - October 1983
Gallipolis, Ohio
Gary C Sheets
Mar 15, 1940 - Jan 11, 1999
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Marjorie A Sheets
Aug 26, 1911 - August 1992
Youngstown, OH
C R Sheets
May 26, 1948 - September 1993
Nancy Sheets
Jul 30, 1950 - Nov 20, 1994
Mount Vernon, OH
Bertha Sheets
Mar 25, 1888 - September 1975
Akron, Ohio
Effie Sheets
Oct 27, 1886 - May 15, 1974
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Bessie Sheets
Feb 11, 1893 - August 1974
Gallipolis, Ohio
Effie Sheets
May 16, 1887 - October 1973
Crown City, Ohio
Anna Sheets
Nov 11, 1884 - February 1978
Defiance, Ohio
Gladys Sheets
Jan 6, 1894 - January 1982
Ada, Ohio
Paul T Sheets Sr
May 25, 1917 - Dec 5, 1974
George Sheets
Mar 2, 1909 - September 1977
Ashland, Ohio
Ruth Sheets
Jul 17, 1911 - June 1980
Ashland, Ohio
John Sheets
Dec 28, 1902 - July 1976
Columbus, Ohio
Dwight Sheets
May 14 - January 1938
Barbara Sheets
Jan 29, 1906 - September 1984
Mansfield, Ohio
Charles Sheets
May 3, 1913 - June 1970

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