Sanora J Smith (1921 - 2001)



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Willamette National Cemetery
Section V Site 1675,
11800 Se Mt. Scott Boulevard, Portland, Or


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Oregon City, Clackamas County, Oregon

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: 1LT
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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1921 - In the year that Sanora J Smith was born, hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

1961 - When she was 40 years old, on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

1974 - She was 53 years old when on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

1975 - By the time she was 54 years old, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

1986 - She was 65 years old when on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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Sanora J Smith passed away on January 17, 2001 at age 79. No cause of death has been listed for Sanora. She was buried in Willamette National Cemetery Section V Site 1675, Portland, Or. She was born on May 9, 1921. There is no information about Sanora's immediate family. We know that Sanora J Smith had been residing in Oregon City, Clackamas County, Oregon.


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