Louise Shelby (1900 - 1978)

Louise Shelby
1900 - 1978
updated February 06, 2019
Louise Shelby was born on February 21, 1900. She died in March 1978 at 78 years of age. We know that Louise Shelby had been residing in Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky 42240.


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Louise Shelby died in March 1978 at 78 years old. She was born on February 21, 1900. There is no information about Louise's surviving family. We know that Louise Shelby had been residing in Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky 42240.
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In 1900, in the year that Louise Shelby was born, Carrie Chapman Catt succeeded Susan B. Anthony as the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. NAWSA was created by Anthony in 1890 in order to fight for the right of women to vote in the United States. Membership in NAWSA began at 7,000 and in the decades of the struggle - women didn't get the right to vote until 1920 - membership rose to 2 million.

In 1912, at the age of just 12 years old, Louise was alive when the Girl Scouts of the USA was started by Juliette Gordon Low with the help of Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Boy Scouts in Great Britain. She said after a meeting with Baden-Powell, "I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!" And she did.

In 1923, Louise was 23 years old when on September 1, an earthquake - the Great Kanto earthquake - destroyed one-third of Tokyo. Measuring 7.9 and with a reported duration of between 4 and 10 minutes, casualties totaled about 142,800 deaths, including about 40,000 who went missing and were presumed dead.

In 1931, at the age of 31 years old, Louise was alive when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1978, in the year of Louise Shelby's passing, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

Other Biographies

Other Louise Shelbies

Apr 10, 1890 - November 1988
Mar 2, 1944 - February 1984
Mar 3, 1923 - May 28, 1994
Oct 3, 1916 - Mar 14, 2005
May 26, 1914 - Feb 20, 1996
Mar 19, 1917 - Aug 21, 1990
Apr 20, 1933 - May 15, 2000
Jun 7, 1904 - Sep 24, 1991
Jul 24, 1905 - March 1995
Jul 23, 1913 - Mar 20, 1996
Aug 26, 1912 - November 1981

Other Shelbies

Dec 26, 1942 - Nov 12, 2007
Aug 23, 1911 - Nov 7, 2002
Dec 23, 1899 - January 1972
Jul 9, 1887 - June 1973
Feb 12, 1897 - May 1977
Jun 1, 1904 - May 1976
Apr 7, 1919 - Dec 23, 2002
Aug 12, 1923 - Sep 15, 1991
Feb 6, 1916 - Nov 7, 2000
Aug 18, 1926 - Oct 13, 1998
Mar 24, 1925 - Jul 19, 1994
May 31, 1930 - Oct 28, 2004
May 4, 1919 - April 1973
Dec 27, 1892 - September 1984
Aug 28, 1937 - Oct 13, 2000
Oct 16, 1895 - January 1984
Dec 11, 1939 - Mar 4, 2004
Jan 15, 1913 - Jan 19, 2003
Jul 17, 1946 - Nov 26, 2002
Nov 12, 1948 - Apr 3, 2010

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Nov 7, 1941 - Jan 26, 1999
Aug 12, 1941 - Apr 29, 2008
Jun 29, 1920 - February 1977
Oct 3, 1886 - September 1972
Jul 17, 1940 - Mar 26, 2006
Aug 17, 1941 - Jun 19, 2010
Oct 3, 1944 - Jun 25, 2011
Jan 11, 1918 - October 1973
Apr 15, 1939 - Aug 18, 2008
Jan 15, 1938 - Jan 7, 1997
Sep 19, 1919 - Jul 20, 1998
Dec 7, 1940 - Oct 5, 2009
Jan 6, 1908 - Feb 27, 1997
Oct 21, 1929 - Jun 13, 1996
Oct 11, 1883 - May 1977
May 25, 1941 - Feb 3, 2009
Nov 23, 1925 - Mar 23, 1998
Jan 25, 1915 - Apr 22, 2002
Nov 30, 1894 - May 17, 1995
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