Lauretta Wendell (1887 - 1976)

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Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

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1887 - In the year that Lauretta Wendell was born, on January 20th, the US Senate gave the US Navy the right to lease Pearl Harbor as a naval base. Pearl Harbor is on the island of Oahu, a part of the Hawaiian Islands. The Navy was given direction to maintain "a coaling and repair station" at the harbor.

1958 - Lauretta was 71 years old when on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

1962 - By the time she was 75 years old, on February 20th, Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth. The Friendship 7 flew three times around the earth in 4 hours and 55 minutes. At age 77, Glenn returned to space - the oldest person to fly in space.

1974 - Lauretta was 87 years old when 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.

1976 - In the year of Lauretta Wendell's passing, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

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Lauretta Wendell died in January 1976 at 88 years old. No cause of death has been listed for Lauretta. She was born on May 24, 1887. There is no information about Lauretta's family. We know that Lauretta Wendell had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

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