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Helen E Wishon (1893 - 1988)

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Helen E Wishon
1893 - 1988
Born
May 15, 1893
Death
July 1988
Last Known Residence
Murphy, Cherokee County, North Carolina 28906
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Helen E Wishon of Murphy, Cherokee County, North Carolina was born on May 15, 1893, and died at age 95 years old in July 1988.
Updated: November 1, 2011
Biography ID: 44801132

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Murphy, Cherokee County, North Carolina 28906
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Helen Wishon passed away at age 95 years old in July 1988. Helen E Wishon of Murphy, Cherokee County, North Carolina was born on May 15, 1893.

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Helen E Wishon lived 24 years longer than the average Wishon family member when she died at the age of 95.
The average age of a Wishon family member is 71.
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1893 - 1988 World Events

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In 1893, in the year that Helen E Wishon was born, on May 5th, a crash on the New York Stock Exchange started a depression that lasted 4 years. It was the beginning of the Panic of 1893.

In 1937, Helen was 44 years old when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1966, Helen was 73 years old when on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

In 1974, when she was 81 years old, on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

In 1988, in the year of Helen E Wishon's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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