Lela E Cavanaugh (1903 - 1991)

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Lela E Cavanaugh
1903 - 1991
updated February 06, 2019
Lela E Cavanaugh was born on May 9, 1903. She died on May 5, 1991 at 87 years old. We know that Lela E Cavanaugh had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98125.

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Lela E Cavanaugh passed away on May 5, 1991 at 87 years of age. She was born on May 9, 1903. There is no information about Lela's immediate family. We know that Lela E Cavanaugh had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98125.
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In 1903, in the year that Lela E Cavanaugh was born, the United States Department of Commerce and Labor was created by President Theodore Roosevelt to control the excesses of big business. Renamed the Department of Commerce 10 years later, many departments concerned with workers were transferred to the Department of Labor at that time. Another spin-off, the Bureau of Corporations, became the Federal Trade Commission.

In 1918, at the age of merely 15 years old, Lela was alive when in January, President Wilson presented his Fourteen Points, which assured citizens that World War I was being fought for a moral cause and outlined a plan for postwar peace in Europe. The only leader of the Allies to present such a plan, the Europeans thought Wilson was being too idealistic. The points included free trade, open agreements, democracy and self-determination. They were based on the research and suggestions of 150 advisors.

In 1942, Lela was 39 years old when on February 19th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This authorized the Secretary of War to "prescribe certain areas as military zones." On March 21st, he signed Public Law 503 which was approved after an hour discussion in the Senate and 30 minutes in the House. The Law provided for enforcement of his Executive Order. This cleared the way for approximately 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry to be evicted from the West Coast and to be held in concentration camps and other confinement sites across the country. In Hawaii, a few thousand were detained. German and Italian Americans in the U.S. were also confined.

In 1972, when she was 69 years old, on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

In 1991, in the year of Lela E Cavanaugh's passing, on November 7th, legendary basketball player Magic Johnson announced that he had HIV. In 1991, the public was confused about the difference between HIV and AIDS (HIV is a virus that can lead to AIDS) and there was little treatment for either. Most thought that Johnson would die within a year or so. Also, the transmission of AIDS wasn't understood so he had to retire from basketball. Magic Johnson is still alive and well.

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Charles R Cavanaugh
Dec 12, 1927 - Jun 29, 1996
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Christine M Cavanaugh
Oct 23, 1911 - May 16, 2006
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Mary E Cavanaugh
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Elizabeth H Cavanaugh
Jun 16, 1912 - July 1993
Santa Barbara, CA
Cleo E Cavanaugh
Jul 16, 1933 - Aug 19, 2007
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Edith Cavanaugh
Dec 3, 1884 - December 1969
Renton, Washington
Gertrude Cavanaugh
May 24, 1901 - December 1986
Bremerton, Washington
Edwin Cavanaugh
Apr 2, 1899 - February 1972
Spokane, Washington
James Cavanaugh
Aug 5, 1915 - May 1979
Kingman, Arizona
Elva Cavanaugh
Oct 6, 1911 - April 1970
Lena Cavanaugh
Dec 27, 1879 - July 1967
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William v Cavanaugh
Jan 16, 1916 - Aug 16, 1997
Puyallup, WA
Mary Ann Cavanaugh
Dec 24, 1916 - August 1983
Seattle, Washington
Robert E Cavanaugh
Jul 3, 1919 - Jan 24, 2008
Edmonds, WA
W A Cavanaugh
Apr 28, 1924 - Mar 18, 1974
Mildred B Cavanaugh
Mar 10, 1901 - Dec 16, 1991
Burlington, WA

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