Thelma Estes (1916 - 1972)

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Thelma Estes
1916 - 1972
updated February 06, 2019
Thelma Estes was born on March 4, 1916. She died in March 1972 at age 55.


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Thelma Estes passed away in March 1972 at age 55. She was born on March 4, 1916. We are unaware of information about Thelma's immediate family.
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In 1916, in the year that Thelma Estes was born, in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

In 1926, she was just 10 years old when on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1935, by the time she was 19 years old, 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 1940, when she was 24 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 1972, in the year of Thelma Estes's passing, on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

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Thelma L. (Harris) Estes
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Thelma L. (Harrison) Estes
Born: around 1952
Thelma Reva Estes
Jan 20, 1922 - Nov 13, 2005
Visalia, California
Thelma J Estes
Oct 19, 1922 - Oct 30, 2005
Phoenix, AZ
Thelma Estes
Oct 7, 1919 - Mar 8, 1984
Portland, OR
Thelma Charlotte Estes
Mar 17, 1921 - Apr 16, 2009
Kemp, Texas
Thelma Estes
Jul 12, 1908 - Jul 19, 1988
Dallas, TX
Thelma A Estes
Jan 24, 1922 - Jul 4, 2001
Bryan, TX
Thelma L Estes
Feb 19, 1912 - November 1990
Thelma P Estes
Mar 16, 1902 - Jul 6, 1995
Arlington, TX
Thelma J Estes
Jan 4, 1932 - Feb 6, 1995
Magnolia, AR
Thelma Estes
Apr 6, 1924 - Sep 19, 2006
Shreveport, LA
Thelma Estes
Mar 18, 1915 - April 1979
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Thelma B Estes
Oct 8, 1920 - Dec 7, 2004
Gadsden, AL
Thelma S Estes
Jun 26, 1921 - Feb 12, 2009
Thelma W Estes
Jan 30, 1906 - Jun 27, 1997
Inverness, FL
Thelma W Estes
Mar 31, 1913 - Sep 2, 1992
Mobile, AL
Thelma G Estes
Apr 29, 1911 - Mar 29, 1990
Cincinnati, OH
Thelma C Estes
Apr 3, 1902 - November 1991
Milwaukee, WI
Thelma L Estes
Apr 16, 1908 - April 1993
Wray, GA

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Alla M Estes
Jan 3, 1921 - Aug 21, 2005
Godfrey, IL
Bernice L Estes
Jul 1, 1918 - Nov 1, 2000
Mount Pleasant, SC
Emery E Estes
May 21, 1921 - Nov 1, 1995
Bronx, NY
Denver Estes
Jun 5, 1915 - May 1985
Toledo, Ohio
Lola Estes
Nov 7, 1925 - January 1984
Allen Estes
Oct 20, 1926 - May 27, 1991
Samuel B Estes
Dec 18, 1929 - Mar 19, 2001
Terre Haute, IN
Bertha Estes
Jul 11, 1901 - July 1975
Bainbridge, Indiana
Leora Estes
May 1, 1886 - December 1964
Carl R Estes
Nov 13, 1926 - Nov 11, 2010
New Castle, Indiana
Raymond C Estes
Sep 18, 1929 - Aug 22, 2011
Lansing, IL
Hildreth J Estes
Nov 6, 1935 - Jul 15, 2003
Noblesville, IN
Helen Estes
Dec 4, 1911 - May 19, 2005
Greencastle, IN
Ollie Estes
Mar 24, 1896 - April 1979
Greencastle, Indiana
Alvin Estes
Aug 13, 1936 - Jun 11, 2005
Evansville, IN
Daniel L Estes
Feb 3, 1945 - May 21, 2011
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Jerry W Estes
Oct 11, 1946 - Dec 5, 2001
Madison, IN
William K Estes
Apr 24, 1947 - Aug 21, 2009
Hustonville, KY
Daniel L Estes
Mar 13, 1948 - Jan 26, 2004
Cassville, GA
Stephen A Estes
Jul 7, 1947 - May 5, 2003

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Benjamin Post
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Mary Merrill
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Leora Nelson
Sep 7, 1911 - November 1986
Kokomo, Indiana
Reba P Mast
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Fort Myers, FL
Hilda I Birkhead
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Anderson, IN
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Anderson, Indiana
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Mar 1, 1904 - April 1981
Anderson, Florida
Bertha M Hill
Jun 30, 1911 - Apr 20, 2001
Vallonia, IN
Goldie W Young
Apr 20, 1911 - Oct 1, 2002
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Blanche H Groover
Sep 19, 1908 - Feb 4, 1995
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