Margaret Shank (1883 - 1979)

Margaret Shank
1883 - 1979
updated February 06, 2019
Margaret Shank was born on September 25, 1883. She died in June 1979 at 95 years of age. We know that Margaret Shank had been residing in Farmington, San Juan County, New Mexico 87401.


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Margaret Shank died in June 1979 at age 95. She was born on September 25, 1883. We have no information about Margaret's immediate family. We know that Margaret Shank had been residing in Farmington, San Juan County, New Mexico 87401.
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In 1883, in the year that Margaret Shank was born, from August 26th through August 27th, Krakatoa - in Indonesia - erupted. 70% of the island - 163 villages - were destroyed and more than 36,400 people were killed by the eruption and the tsunami resulting from it. It was one of the deadliest volcanic eruptions ever.

In 1919, by the time she was 36 years old, in Norfolk Virginia, the first rotary dial telephones were introduced by the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T), making it easier to make a call without an operator.

In 1930, by the time she was 47 years old, on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1944, at the age of 61 years old, Margaret was alive when on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

In 1979, in the year of Margaret Shank's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

Other Biographies

Other Margaret Shanks

1876 - 1898
Jan 30, 1910 - Jun 25, 1982
around 1943 - Unknown
around 1953 - Unknown
Feb 8, 1909 - Dec 13, 2003
Feb 10, 1908 - September 1979
Jan 10, 1950 - Jun 12, 2002
Apr 20, 1933 - Sep 12, 2010
Jul 11, 1886 - August 1969
Jan 27, 1953 - May 27, 2004
Mar 16, 1907 - Nov 18, 1994
Sep 3, 1884 - September 1972
Feb 14, 1915 - Jan 26, 2000
Sep 16, 1908 - Jun 22, 1990
Nov 21, 1908 - Dec 8, 1997
Oct 14, 1927 - Feb 9, 2011

Other Shanks

Nov 24, 1908 - October 1986
Jul 19, 1904 - Jun 19, 1989
Dec 28, 1934 - Sep 15, 1991
Apr 10, 1925 - December 1991
Jun 30, 1916 - August 1981
May 1, 1924 - Oct 17, 2010
Nov 12, 1925 - April 1983
Dec 4, 1916 - Mar 8, 2011
Sep 2, 1886 - November 1973
Aug 29, 1921 - Mar 16, 2009
Mar 24, 1912 - Nov 4, 1989
Jan 15, 1924 - Jun 11, 2009
Nov 26, 1925 - Apr 2, 2004
Dec 7, 1935 - Dec 26, 2009
Jun 5, 1950 - Jan 8, 2005
Jun 22, 1967 - Apr 10, 2008
Feb 14, 1914 - October 1978
Oct 2, 1963 - Feb 8, 2002
Aug 5, 1905 - January 1984
Oct 4, 1911 - Aug 22, 1997

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Jan 3, 1898 - December 1980
Aug 2, 1912 - March 1990
Jul 16, 1917 - Jan 18, 2007
May 22, 1918 - Sep 11, 2003
Feb 22, 1921 - Apr 5, 1992
Mar 11, 1912 - Sep 27, 1999
Feb 3, 1896 - April 1979
Nov 21, 1900 - Jun 2, 1992
Oct 24, 1906 - Sep 15, 1984
Jul 22, 1914 - Apr 1, 1991
Jan 27, 1923 - August 1980
Dec 24, 1900 - January 1965
Aug 12, 1897 - November 1983
Jan 9, 1916 - May 1981
Sep 5, 1909 - Mar 12, 1994
Jun 6, 1918 - May 1981
Jun 1, 1907 - Dec 20, 1997
Sep 16, 1916 - Sep 21, 2007
Aug 27, 1920 - March 1987
Oct 22, 1916 - Feb 21, 1989
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