Mary Elizabeth Spencer (1924 - 2008)

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Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery
Section Z Row 05 Site 20,
7931 Mccrory Lane, Nashville, Tn

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Columbia, Marion County, Mississippi

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Branch of service: Us Navy
Rank attained: ET1
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii, Korea, Vietnam

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Elizabeth

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1924 - In the year that Mary Elizabeth Spencer was born, 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.

1958 - She was 34 years old when on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

1965 - When she was 41 years old, on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

1988 - At the age of 64 years old, Mary was alive when on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

1997 - At the age of 73 years old, Mary was alive when on June 26th, the first Harry Potter book by J. K. Rowling was released. "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" was an immediate success and spawned not only sequels but also movies, video games, plays, and amusement park attractions. J.K. Rowling, at the time of the first book a poor single mother, has become a multi-billionaire.

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Mary Elizabeth Spencer passed away on June 3, 2008 at 83 years old. No cause of death has been listed for Mary. She was buried in Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery Section Z Row 05 Site 20, Nashville, Tn. She was born on September 2, 1924. There is no information about Mary's immediate family. We know that Mary Elizabeth Spencer had been residing in Columbia, Marion County, Mississippi.

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