Gertrue v Shank (1893 - 1989)

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Gertrue V Shank
1893 - 1989
updated February 06, 2019
Gertrue v Shank was born on April 29, 1893. Gertrue died on September 5, 1989 at 96 years of age. We know that Gertrue v Shank had been residing in Floyd, Floyd County, Virginia 24091.


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Gertrue v Shank died on September 5, 1989 at 96 years of age. Gertrue was born on April 29, 1893. There is no information about Gertrue's immediate family. We know that Gertrue v Shank had been residing in Floyd, Floyd County, Virginia 24091.
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In 1893, in the year that Gertrue v Shank was born, on March 4th, Grover Cleveland became the 24th President of the United States. On July 1st, President Cleveland was operated on for a non-cancerous tumor in his mouth. He chose to have the operation secretly because he didn't want to worsen the financial depression that was occurring at the time.

In 1917, Gertrue was 24 years old when in April, the U.S. entered World War I, declaring war against Germany. President Wilson had previously declared neutrality in the war - a position supported by the majority of Americans - but after Germany declared that they would sink all ships trading with Great Britain and sunk U.S. ships, public opinion began to change. Then the Lusitania was sunk, killing 1,201 - including 128 Americans - and more U.S. ships were sunk. The U.S. could stand aside no longer.

In 1921, Gertrue was 28 years old when in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

In 1958, by the time this person was 65 years old, on January 1st, the European Economic Community (Common Market) came into operation. The first members were France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The Common Market was formed as a way to strengthen members' economies and deter wars in Europe.

In 1989, in the year of Gertrue v Shank's passing, on March 24th, the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and oil began spilling out of the hold. The oil would eventually contaminate more than a thousand miles of coastline. It is estimated that over 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Sound - killing 100,000 to 250,000 seabirds, over 2,800 sea otters, about 12 river otters, 300 harbor seals, 247 bald eagles, and 22 orcas - as well as an unknown number of salmon and herring.

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Fannie Shank
Sep 30, 1890 - August 1976
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Ward Shank
Aug 27, 1892 - March 1969
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Hazel J Shank
Oct 18, 1892 - Mar 19, 1994
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Hattie T Shank
Nov 17, 1902 - March 1991
Robert S Shank
Nov 26, 1916 - December 1987
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Ralph Shank
Jan 21, 1924 - April 1982
Melba Z Shank
Oct 24, 1921 - January 1995
New Oxford, PA
Hensel A Shank
Apr 12, 1928 - Jun 2, 1996
Dayton, VA
John Shank
Feb 19, 1911 - October 1985
Broadway, Virginia
Samuel S Shank
Jan 13, 1917 - May 31, 2006
Broadway, VA
Dan G Shank
Jul 30, 1896 - Nov 27, 1994
Broadway, VA
Fannie B Shank
Aug 21, 1896 - Nov 25, 1999
Dayton, VA
Elmer Shank
Aug 21, 1893 - January 1979
Buchanan, Virginia
Vada R Shank
Sep 19, 1902 - Jan 19, 1991
Penn Laird, VA
George Shank
Apr 7, 1892 - March 1971
Maurertown, Virginia
James T Shank
Oct 6, 1908 - Sep 25, 1999
Singers Glen, VA
Charles Shank
Mar 29, 1937 - September 1983
Mount Solon, Virginia

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