Mellie H West

(1923 - 2010)

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Mellie H West
1923 - 2010
Born
March 9, 1923
Death
November 14, 2010
Last Known Residence
Ovett, Jones County, Mississippi 39464
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Mellie H West was born on March 9, 1923. She died on November 14, 2010 at 87 years of age. We know that Mellie H West had been residing in Ovett, Jones County, Mississippi 39464.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Mellie H West passed away on November 14, 2010 at 87 years old. She was born on March 9, 1923. We are unaware of information about Mellie's immediate family. We know that Mellie H West had been residing in Ovett, Jones County, Mississippi 39464.

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In 1923, in the year that Mellie H West was born, 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, Mellie was just 8 years old 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 1949, by the time she was 26 years old, on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1950, when she was 27 years old, on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip - created by Charles Schultz - and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

In 1986, by the time she was 63 years old, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

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