Irene Shelton (1891 - 1982)

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Irene Shelton
1891 - 1982
updated February 06, 2019
Irene Shelton was born on September 4, 1891. She died in November 1982 at 91 years of age. We know that Irene Shelton had been residing in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah 84101.


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Irene Shelton passed away in November 1982 at age 91. She was born on September 4, 1891. There is no information about Irene's immediate family. We know that Irene Shelton had been residing in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah 84101.
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In 1891, in the year that Irene Shelton was born, James Naismith, at the Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, invented the game of basketball. Originally using two peach baskets and a soccer ball, he created the game to keep his students active during the long, harsh New England winters.

In 1916, by the time she was 25 years old, suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

In 1921, she was 30 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 1930, at the age of 39 years old, Irene was alive when as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1982, in the year of Irene Shelton's passing, on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

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Inglewood, CA
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Nov 16, 1874 - Mar 15, 1967
Sacramento, CA
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Lansing, KS
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John Shelton
Dec 20, 1903 - June 1973
Midvale, Utah
Diamond D Shelton
Jul 25, 1914 - Jan 19, 1999
Reedsport, OR
Mary L Shelton
Mar 15, 1907 - Feb 20, 2002
Las Vegas, NV
Paul L Shelton
Nov 24, 1911 - January 1993
Salt Lake City, UT
Edgar Shelton
Mar 2, 1899 - December 1979
Salt Lake City, Utah
Joseph Shelton
Sep 25, 1897 - April 1987
Sandy, Utah
Leonard A Shelton
Jun 17, 1914 - Jan 2, 2003
Orem, UT
Kenneth W Shelton
Jun 19, 1917 - Dec 5, 2005
Tooele, UT
J H Shelton
Jan 20, 1910 - Aug 19, 1992
Sandy, UT
Percy Shelton
Sep 27, 1889 - February 1968
Stockton, Utah
Harold Shelton
Mar 15, 1915 - May 1985
Ontario, California
Bessie Downs Shelton
Jan 20, 1922 - Sep 4, 2007
American Fork, Utah
Carolyn Shelton
Sep 17, 1908 - February 1984
Sandy, Utah
Eugene B Shelton
Dec 31, 1916 - Nov 21, 2000
Enid Shelton
Apr 20, 1918 - February 1981
Sandy, Utah
Frederick Shelton
Sep 19, 1902 - July 1959
Frank L Shelton
Nov 2, 1919 - Jun 8, 2001
Ogden, UT
Charles Shelton
Nov 15, 1890 - June 1972
Heber City, Utah
Dorothy H Shelton
Mar 13, 1923 - Oct 25, 1994
Ogden, UT
Ruth T Shelton
Jun 14, 1923 - Jul 8, 2001
Salt Lake City, UT

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Nov 10, 1891 - January 1973
Provo, Utah
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Apr 25, 1894 - June 1973
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Pearl Walkup
Mar 15, 1897 - March 1973
Roosevelt, Utah
Ella Cook
Aug 23, 1884 - January 1975
Orem, Utah
Ella Owens
Apr 18, 1879 - October 1972
Salt Lake City, Utah
Avonia P Valcarce
Apr 8, 1900 - Jan 30, 1992
Brigham City, UT
Margaret Hardman
May 6, 1880 - December 1973
Salt Lake City, Utah
Emily Kimber
Jan 25, 1889 - March 1986
Grouse Creek, Utah
Reva Webster
Feb 21, 1904 - February 1980
Elizabeth Buck
Jul 19, 1885 - June 1975
Ogden, Utah
Marie J Zobell
Apr 17, 1896 - May 13, 1991
Orem, UT
Lillian S Rust
Oct 18, 1897 - Dec 12, 1993
Hurricane, UT
Alice Hughes
Oct 21, 1886 - January 1985
Draper, Utah
Grace M Foxley
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Provo, UT
Nellie Snively
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Ibapah, Utah
Cheltona Brown
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Lehi, Utah
Icey Hall
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Salt Lake City, Utah
Marie Kueffner
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