Hazel Shank (1895 - 1979)

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Hazel Shank
1895 - 1979
updated February 06, 2019
Hazel Shank was born on December 26, 1895. She died in June 1979 at 83 years of age. We know that Hazel Shank had been residing in Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana 47374.


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Hazel Shank died in June 1979 at 83 years old. She was born on December 26, 1895. We have no information about Hazel's family. We know that Hazel Shank had been residing in Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana 47374.
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In 1895, in the year that Hazel Shank was born, on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

In 1938, when she was 43 years old, on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1941, when she was 46 years old, in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1959, when she was 64 years old, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1979, in the year of Hazel Shank's passing, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

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Jun 2, 1906 - Dec 26, 2001
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Dec 14, 1903 - February 1987
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Edgar Shank
Sep 14, 1892 - February 1982
Dayton, Ohio
Glenn E Shank
Feb 14, 1911 - Jun 23, 1998
Homosassa, FL
Esther Shank
Aug 2, 1914 - May 1987
Huntsville, Ohio
Nancy E Shank
Apr 7, 1910 - Mar 17, 2003
Dayton, OH
Cuthbert Shank
Jul 30, 1908 - March 1987
Port Clinton, Ohio
Waldo Shank
Nov 29, 1894 - August 1975
Toledo, Ohio
Theodore Shank
Aug 7, 1900 - April 1967
Los Angeles, California
Nora Shank
Feb 13, 1898 - December 1985
Mount Vernon, Ohio
William H Shank
Aug 23, 1916 - Dec 7, 2004
Warren, OH
Grace F Shank
Oct 18, 1905 - Apr 8, 1989
Akron, OH
Emerson D Shank
Feb 15, 1923 - Nov 14, 2003
Brookville, OH
Harold R Shank
Jan 23, 1918 - Dec 28, 2005
Dayton, OH
Alvin J Shank
Jun 29, 1892 - Jun 1, 1967
Mc Comb, OH
William Shank
Aug 10, 1885 - May 1967
Brookville, Ohio
Lodell B Shank
Jul 29, 1912 - Mar 16, 1991
Ida M Shank
Aug 10, 1901 - Apr 18, 2011
Dayton, Ohio
R Shank
Mar 27, 1930 - June 1990
Columbus, OH

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