Marion Bohanan (1902 - 1978)

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Marion Bohanan
1902 - 1978
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September 13, 1902
Death
February 23, 1978
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Colville, Stevens County, Washington 99114
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Marion Bohanan was born on September 13, 1902. She died on February 23, 1978 at 75 years old. We know that Marion Bohanan had been residing in Colville, Stevens County, Washington 99114.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Colville, Stevens County, Washington 99114
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Staunton National Cemetery Section C Site 841 901 Richmond Avenue, in Staunton, Virginia 24401
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Branch of service: Us Navy
Rank attained: LCDR
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Marion Bohanan died on February 23, 1978 at age 75. She was buried in Staunton National Cemetery Section C Site 841, Staunton, Virginia. She was born on September 13, 1902. We are unaware of information about Marion's immediate family. We know that Marion Bohanan had been residing in Colville, Stevens County, Washington 99114.

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In 1902, in the year that Marion Bohanan was born, the Bureau of the Census was established. This was the government department that was a boon to family historians - it, even now, is responsible for taking the census and provides demographic information and analyses about the population of the United States.

In 1918, by the time she was 16 years old, federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

In 1924, she was 22 years old when Macy's department store in New York held its first "Thanksgiving parade" on November 27th at 9a - during church services but leaving plenty of time to attend the big football game between Syracuse and Columbia universities. The parade was held as a way to promote the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space in Manhattan’s Herald Square. The parade was 6 miles long and included floats, Macy's employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and sword-wielding knights, and animals from Central Park Zoo. Santa Claus, of course, brought up the rear - opening the Christmas shopping season for Macy's.

In 1954, Marion was 52 years old when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1978, in the year of Marion Bohanan's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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