Sheila Beatrice Todd (1931 - 1941)

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Sheila Beatrice Todd
1931 - 1941
c. 1931
April 8, 1941
Sheila Beatrice Todd was born c. 1931. She died on April 8, 1941 at age 10.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Sheila Beatrice Todd passed away on April 8, 1941 at age 10. She was buried in Coventry County Borough, Civilian War Dead. She was born c. 1931. There is no information about Sheila's surviving family.

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In 1931, in the year that Sheila Beatrice Todd was born, 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 1940, when she was only 9 years old, on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

In 1941, in the year of Sheila Beatrice Todd's passing, on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

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