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Ethel Timmons (1894 - 1985)

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Ethel Timmons
1894 - 1985
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October 4, 1894
Death
December 1985
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Jasonville, Greene County, Indiana 47438
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Ethel Timmons was born on October 4, 1894. She died in December 1985 at age 91. We know that Ethel Timmons had been residing in Jasonville, Greene County, Indiana 47438.
Updated: October 8, 2011
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Ethel Timmons passed away in December 1985 at 91 years old. She was born on October 4, 1894. We are unaware of information about Ethel's family or relationships. We know that Ethel Timmons had been residing in Jasonville, Greene County, Indiana 47438.
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1894 - 1985 World Events

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In 1894, in the year that Ethel Timmons was born, large reserves of oil were discovered on the Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma. Previously thought to be "useless" land - not even good for farming - the tribe had bought the land themselves. The discovery of oil made the Osage the "richest group of people in the world" at the time.

In 1924, when she was 30 years old, Macy's department store in New York held its first "Thanksgiving parade" on November 27th at 9a - during church services but leaving plenty of time to attend the big football game between Syracuse and Columbia universities. The parade was held as a way to promote the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space in Manhattan’s Herald Square. The parade was 6 miles long and included floats, Macy's employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and sword-wielding knights, and animals from Central Park Zoo. Santa Claus, of course, brought up the rear - opening the Christmas shopping season for Macy's.

In 1962, at the age of 68 years old, Ethel was alive when on August 5th, actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe died in Brentwood California. She was ruled to have died from suicide due to a drug overdose. There has been controversy regarding the circumstances ever since, due to her relationships with Jack and Bobby Kennedy.

In 1972, she was 78 years old when on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

In 1985, in the year of Ethel Timmons's passing, on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

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