Mary K Ellenwood (1918 - 2005)

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Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho

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1918 - In the year that Mary K Ellenwood was born, federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

1949 - At the age of 31 years old, Mary was alive when comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

1954 - Mary was 36 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.

1990 - Mary was 72 years old when on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

1994 - At the age of 76 years old, Mary was alive when on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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Mary K Ellenwood died on June 24, 2005 at 86 years old. No cause of death has been listed for Mary. She was born on October 22, 1918. We have no information about Mary's family. We know that Mary K Ellenwood had been residing in Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho.

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