Nancy M Shaw (1914 - 1984)

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Nancy M Shaw
1914 - 1984
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October 5, 1914
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January 6, 1984
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Nancy M Shaw was born on October 5, 1914. She died on January 6, 1984 at 69 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Willamette National Cemetery Section O Site 2069 11800 Se Mt. Scott Boulevard, in Portland, Oregon 97086
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Branch of service: Us Marine Corps
Rank attained: SGT
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Nancy M Shaw died on January 6, 1984 at 69 years old. She was buried in Willamette National Cemetery Section O Site 2069, Portland, Oregon. She was born on October 5, 1914. We have no information about Nancy's family or relationships.

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In 1914, in the year that Nancy M Shaw was born, in August, the Panama Canal opened to traffic. Begun by the French in the 1880's and abandoned, the United States undertook further construction in 1904. After 10 years, and the elimination of malaria carrying mosquitoes (which caused immense delays for the French and the Americans), the 48 mile long artificial waterway - a series of locks - created a shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

In 1935, Nancy was 21 years old when on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1942, at the age of 28 years old, Nancy was alive when on February 19th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This authorized the Secretary of War to "prescribe certain areas as military zones." On March 21st, he signed Public Law 503 which was approved after an hour discussion in the Senate and 30 minutes in the House. The Law provided for enforcement of his Executive Order. This cleared the way for approximately 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry to be evicted from the West Coast and to be held in concentration camps and other confinement sites across the country. In Hawaii, a few thousand were detained. German and Italian Americans in the U.S. were also confined.

In 1951, by the time she was 37 years old, on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1984, in the year of Nancy M Shaw's passing, on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

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