Rex Ellis Harris (1916 - 1981)

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Burial / Funeral

Willamette National Cemetery
Section M Site 3228-C,
11800 Se Mt. Scott Boulevard, Portland, Or

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Last Known Residence

Scappoose, Columbia County, Oregon

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Branch of service: Us Navy
Rank attained: SSML3
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Ellis

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1916 - In the year that Rex Ellis Harris was born, suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

1919 - Rex was only 3 years old when the "Black Sox Scandal" rocked baseball fans during the World Series. Eight players on the Chicago White Sox were accused of throwing the World Series, thus allowing the Cincinnati Reds to win, and making money off of the losses. All of the players were found not guilty by a jury but the fallout lasted for decades. The players were banned from baseball even though they were found innocent.

1924 - By the time he was merely 8 years old, 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.

1942 - When he was 26 years old, on June 17th, Roosevelt approved the Manhattan Project, which lead to the development of the first atomic bomb. With the support of Canada and the United Kingdom, the Project came to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion. Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a nuclear physicist born in New York, led the Los Alamos Laboratory that developed the actual bomb. The first artificial nuclear explosion took place near Alamogordo New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

1981 - In the year of Rex Ellis Harris's passing, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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Rex Ellis Harris passed away on June 2, 1981 at age 64. No cause of death has been listed. He was buried in Willamette National Cemetery Section M Site 3228-C, Portland, Or. He was born on December 22, 1916. We are unaware of information about Rex's family or relationships. We know that Rex Ellis Harris had been residing in Scappoose, Columbia County, Oregon.

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