Ethel Elgin (1904 - 1987)

Ethel Elgin
1904 - 1987
updated February 06, 2019
Ethel Elgin was born on May 10, 1904. She died in January 1987 at 82 years of age. We know that Ethel Elgin had been residing in Bakersfield, Kern County, California 93311.


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Ethel Elgin died in January 1987 at age 82. She was born on May 10, 1904. We have no information about Ethel's family. We know that Ethel Elgin had been residing in Bakersfield, Kern County, California 93311.
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In 1904, in the year that Ethel Elgin was born, the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

In 1923, by the time she was 19 years old, Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

In 1941, by the time she was 37 years old, on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1959, Ethel was 55 years old when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1987, in the year of Ethel Elgin's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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