Hazel Rhue Shank (1905 - 1991)

Hazel Rhue Shank
1905 - 1991
updated September 09, 2019
Hazel Rhue Shank was born on February 28, 1905. She died on March 18, 1991 at 86 years of age. We know that Hazel Rhue Shank had been residing in Cockeysville, Baltimore County, Maryland 21030.

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National Memorial Cemetery Of Arizona Section 18D Site 176, North Cave Creek Road, in Phoenix, Arizona 85024
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Branch of service: Us Navy
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Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Hazel Rhue Shank died on March 18, 1991 at age 86. She was buried in National Memorial Cemetery Of Arizona Section 18D Site 176, Phoenix, Arizona. She was born on February 28, 1905. We have no information about Hazel's immediate family. We know that Hazel Rhue Shank had been residing in Cockeysville, Baltimore County, Maryland 21030.
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In 1905, in the year that Hazel Rhue Shank was born, the Niagara Falls conference was held in Fort Erie, Ontario. Led by W.E.B. Du Bois and William Monroe Trotter, a group of African-American men met in opposition to racial segregation and disenfranchisement. Booker T. Washington had been calling for policies of accommodation and conciliation and these two men, along with the others who attended the conference, felt that this was accomplishing nothing. The group was the precursor to the NAACP.

In 1920, she was just 15 years old when the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, passed both Houses of Congress and was sent to the States to ratify. In August, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the Amendment and it became law eight days later. Mississippi ratified it in 1984.

In 1946, at the age of 41 years old, Hazel was alive when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1986, by the time she was 81 years old, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

In 1991, in the year of Hazel Rhue Shank's passing, on November 7th, legendary basketball player Magic Johnson announced that he had HIV. In 1991, the public was confused about the difference between HIV and AIDS (HIV is a virus that can lead to AIDS) and there was little treatment for either. Most thought that Johnson would die within a year or so. Also, the transmission of AIDS wasn't understood so he had to retire from basketball. Magic Johnson is still alive and well.

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