Ethel May Back

(1909 - 2000)

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Ethel May Back
1909 - 2000
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August 2, 1909
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February 21, 2000
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Vancouver, Clark County, Washington 98661
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Ethel May Back was born on August 2, 1909. She died on February 21, 2000 at age 90. We know that Ethel May Back had been residing in Vancouver, Clark County, Washington 98661.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Ethel May Back died on February 21, 2000 at age 90. She was buried in Willamette National Cemetery Section 1 Site 451, Portland, Oregon. She was born on August 2, 1909. There is no information about Ethel's surviving family. We know that Ethel May Back had been residing in Vancouver, Clark County, Washington 98661.

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In 1909, in the year that Ethel May Back was born, the New York Times published the first movie review. It was a report on D.W. Griffith's movie "Pippa Passes" also called "The Song of Conscience", a silent film. The review said that this work was moving away from "lurid material that attracted the wrath of censors and concerned citizens and toward more respectable ends. The movie was the story of a young female factory worker, on her day off, wandering and singing - thus changing the hearts of those around her towards good.

In 1915, she was only 6 years old when in May, the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German torpedo. The Lusitania was a British passenger ship that was sailing from New York to Liverpool England. She sank in 18 minutes - 1,198 died and 761 survived. While travelers were the main casualty - and commodity - the Lusitania did carry wartime weapons. "Remember the Lusitania" became the rallying cry of World War 1.

In 1936, Ethel was 27 years old when on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1977, she was 68 years old when on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

In 1992, Ethel was 83 years old when in April, Bosnia-Herzegovina declared independence from Yugoslavia. The newly created Bosnian Serb army then began a campaign against Muslim Bosniaks and Bosnian Croats - killing, raping, torturing, beating and robbing - and resulting in the deaths of over 100,000.

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