Sebilla Hilliard (1898 - 1999)

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Chehalis, Lewis County, Washington

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Children of Erastus & Jeanette (Caswell) Cole

Children of Erastus & Jeanette (Caswell) Cole

Edward Lee Hilliard

Edward Lee Hilliard

Charles & Bessie Short, MA

Charles & Bessie Short, MA

Rebecca Hilliard gravestone

Rebecca Hilliard gravestone

Lenora Hilliard

Lenora Hilliard

Elizabeth Hilliard & Lenora Hilliard

Elizabeth Hilliard & Lenora Hilliard

Lenora Hilliard 1865

Lenora Hilliard 1865

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1898 - In the year that Sebilla Hilliard was born, on February 15th, the USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana harbor. The reason for the explosion has never been found, but it killed 266 men. "Remember the Maine" became a rallying cry and precipitated the United States' declaration of war on Spain two months later - the beginning of the Spanish-American War. On December 10th, the war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty gave the U.S. Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam - for $20 million - and, temporarily, Cuba.

1929 - Sebilla was 31 years old when on March 4th, Herbert Hoover became the 31st President of the United States. Early in his presidency, the October stock market crash - "Black Tuesday" - occurred, which lead to the Great Depression. None of his economic policies were able to make a dent in the Depression. This lead to one term and the election of Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt winning the 1933 election in a landslide.

1949 - This person was 51 years old when on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

1955 - At the age of 57 years old, Sebilla was alive when on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

1999 - In the year of Sebilla Hilliard's passing, on January 1st, the Euro became the new official single currency of the eurozone. It was used by Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain and has since spread in use. Daily, over 337 million Europeans use the euro.

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Sebilla Hilliard passed away on March 19, 1999 at 100 years of age. There is no listed cause of death. Sebilla was born on October 28, 1898. We are unaware of information about Sebilla's immediate family. We know that Sebilla Hilliard had been residing in Chehalis, Lewis County, Washington.

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