Ethelyn Jesse Smith (1910 - 2008)

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Howard Lake, Wright County, Minnesota

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Sarah Mariah (Smith) Messinger

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Messinger Family Gathering

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Julia E Smith Family

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Julia E Smith

Julia E Smith

Alexis Smith and Craig Stevens

Alexis Smith and Craig Stevens

Alexis Smith and Craig Stevens

Alexis Smith and Craig Stevens

Alexis Smith

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Alexis Smith and Cary Grant

Alexis Smith and Cary Grant

Alexis Smith and Craig Stevens

Alexis Smith and Craig Stevens

Alexis Smith and Frederic March

Alexis Smith and Frederic March

Alexis Smith

Alexis Smith

Alexis Smith

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1910 - In the year that Ethelyn Jesse Smith was born, Halley's comet, which returns past the earth every 75 - 76 years was observed photographically for the first time. Two fortuitous events occurred - photography had been invented since the last time the comet had passed and the comet was relatively close. There was panic because one astronomer claimed that the gas from its tail "would impregnate the atmosphere and possibly snuff out all life on the planet." People bought gas masks, "anti-comet pills" and "anti-comet umbrellas".

1944 - When she was 34 years old, on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

1974 - She was 64 years old when on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

1990 - She was 80 years old when on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

1995 - By the time she was 85 years old, on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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Ethelyn Jesse Smith passed away on February 22, 2008 at 97 years old. No cause of death has been listed for Ethelyn. She was born on March 19, 1910. We have no information about Ethelyn's family or relationships. We know that Ethelyn Jesse Smith had been residing in Howard Lake, Wright County, Minnesota.

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