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Helen Olmsted Small (1922 - 2007)

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Helen Olmsted Small
1922 - 2007
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June 6, 1922
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August 13, 2007
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Reno, Washoe County, Nevada 89502
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Helen Olmsted Small was born on June 6, 1922. She died on August 13, 2007 at 85 years of age. We know that Helen Olmsted Small had been residing in Reno, Washoe County, Nevada 89502.
Updated: November 10, 2011
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Helen Olmsted Small died on August 13, 2007 at 85 years of age. She was born on June 6, 1922. There is no information about Helen's family or relationships. We know that Helen Olmsted Small had been residing in Reno, Washoe County, Nevada 89502.
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In 1922, in the year that Helen Olmsted Small was born, on December 6th, the Irish Free State, a self-governing dominion of the British Empire, was officially proclaimed. While establishing some independence for the people of Ireland, it did not create a fully independent Ireland and the fighting continued.

In 1935, by the time she was merely 13 years old, the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1945, by the time she was 23 years old, on February 19th, US Marines landed on the island of Iwo Jima and the Battle of Iwo Jima began. Lasting 5 weeks, it was some of the bloodiest and fiercest fighting in the Pacific theater during World War II. The occupying Japanese forces were heavily armed and there were 21,000 Japanese soldiers on the island at the beginning of the battle. Only 216 Japanese soldiers were captured afterwards - the rest had been killed in action or committed suicide. 6,800 American soldiers died but the Americans took control of the island.

In 1952, she was 30 years old when on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1973, when she was 51 years old, on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

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