Jewell Vankirk (1926 - 2008)

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Izetta Jewel (Burton) Vankirk
1926 - 2008
Born
February 23, 1926
Death
November 3, 2008
longmeadow care center in Ravenna, Portage County, Ohio United States 44266
Other Names
Judy, Granny, Jude
Summary
Jewell Vankirk was born on February 23, 1926. Her maiden name is Burton and she married into the Vankirk family. She is the child of Effie Cougar and Fred Burton, with siblings Clarabell, Freda, Everett, Franklin, Mary, and Gene. She had William J. Burton with an unlisted partner. She had William J. Burton with an unlisted partner. She married Phillip Vankirk. She, mother to 2 children, died on November 3, 2008 at longmeadow care center, Ravenna, Ohio at 82 years old.
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Updated: September 15, 2021
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My Granny was the nicest person I ever met. I loved her so very much. She went by Jewell, Judy, and Jude. She worked very hard at Polson's Rubber and at Stouffer's. She was strong...never a tear at my Pa's funeral or burial. She held my Aunt Mabel, Clarbell Burton Swisher until she drew her last breath.(Mabel had lung cancer and did not want to die at the hospital). She was the center of the family( Matriach). She made sure no one felt forgotten or unloved. No one went without ! She was my hero, my mom, my Granny, and my friend and life went ever be the same without her!
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Jewell Vankirk
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Izetta Jewel (Burton) Vankirk
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Judy, Granny, Jude
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8688 freedom rd, in Ravenna, Portage County, Ohio 44288
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Izetta Vankirk died on at longmeadow care center in Ravenna, Portage County, Ohio United States 44266
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congestive heart failure and atherosclerotic heart disease
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November 6, 2008
Grandview Memorial Park 5400 Lakewood Rd, in Ravenna, Ohio United States 44266
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Stouffers, Polson's Rubber Company

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Jewell Vankirk, mother to 2 children, passed away on November 3, 2008 at longmeadow care center, Ravenna, Ohio at 82 years old. She was buried in Grandview Memorial Park, Ravenna, Ohio. Izetta was born on February 23, 1926. She is the child of Effie Cougar and Fred Burton, with siblings Clarabell, Freda, Everett, Franklin, Mary, and Gene. She was the parent of William J. Burton with an unlisted spouse. She was the parent of William J. Burton with an unlisted spouse. She married Phillip Vankirk.

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In 1926, in the year that Jewell Vankirk was born, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1951, when she was 25 years old, on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1965, Izetta was 39 years old when from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

In 1973, by the time she was 47 years old, in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

In 1991, she was 65 years old when on January 16th, Allied forces began the first phase of Operation Desert Storm. Saddam Hussein's forces had previously invaded the sovereign state of Kuwait and the focus of the operation was to remove his Iraqi troops from Kuwait. On February 24th, the ground war began. Within 100 hours, American ground troops declared Kuwait liberated.

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