Esther L Trappe (1903 - 1976)

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Burial / Funeral

Willamette National Cemetery
Section F Site 3880,
11800 Se Mt. Scott Boulevard, Portland, Or

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Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon

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

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1903 - In the year that Esther L Trappe was born, the book The Souls of Black Folk, written by W. E. B. Du Bois, was published. Containing several essays on the African-American experience in America, much of the book was based on Du Bois' own life. The book was one of the very early works in the science of sociology.

1916 - Esther was only 13 years old when 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.

1936 - Esther was 33 years old when on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

1967 - When she was 64 years old, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

1976 - In the year of Esther L Trappe's passing, 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."

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Esther L Trappe passed away on March 30, 1976 at 73 years of age. No cause of death has been listed for Esther. She was buried in Willamette National Cemetery Section F Site 3880, Portland, Or. She was born on March 30, 1903. We have no information about Esther's family. We know that Esther L Trappe had been residing in Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon.

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