William Ellefson (1913 - 1985)

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William Ellefson
1913 - 1985
updated February 06, 2019
William Ellefson was born on August 27, 1913. He died in February 1985 at 71 years old. We know that William Ellefson had been residing in North Dakota 58336.

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William Ellefson passed away in February 1985 at 71 years of age. He was born on August 27, 1913. We are unaware of information about William's family. We know that William Ellefson had been residing in North Dakota 58336.
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In 1913, in the year that William Ellefson was born, the 17th Amendment, establishing the direct election of U.S. Senators, was adopted. Previously, Senators were elected by state legislatures. As early as 1826, a call to elect senators through popular vote was championed and previous to the 17th amendment, two states had already changed their process. Governors are still able to appoint senators to vacant seats until an election can be held.

In 1939, when he was 26 years old, on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1942, when he was 29 years old, on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

In 1972, at the age of 59 years old, William was alive when on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

In 1985, in the year of William Ellefson's passing, on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

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Apr 24, 1937 - Nov 24, 2006
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Jan 13, 1897 - February 1985
Hettinger, North Dakota
John Ellefson
Apr 2, 1893 - March 1975
Hot Springs, South Dakota
Ronald D Ellefson
May 25, 1936 - Mar 17, 2001
Hibbing, MN
Adeline Ellefson
Jun 9, 1886 - January 1977
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Hans Ellefson
Apr 3, 1878 - November 1971
Ypsilanti, North Dakota
Terrance Jerome Ellefson
Dec 1, 1939 - Feb 7, 2009
Cooperstown, North Dakota
E Hamilton Ellefson
Nov 9, 1914 - Feb 1, 2006
Cooperstown, ND
Dennis B Ellefson
Mar 23, 1935 - Jun 15, 2000
East Grand Forks, MN
Gary Noel Ellefson
May 12, 1942 - Sep 22, 2009
Fargo, North Dakota
Paula Ellefson
Oct 22, 1925 - Feb 8, 1994
Cooperstown, ND
Steven Ellefson
Oct 15, 1953 - February 1976
Harriet E Ellefson
Jul 30, 1900 - Dec 19, 1997
Milnor, ND
Clarice Ellefson
Feb 19, 1906 - February 1974
Grafton, North Dakota
Arnold Ellefson
Oct 5, 1916 - December 1983
Springfield, Oregon
Arnold Ellefson
Dec 13, 1906 - October 1980
Miles City, Montana
Gena S Ellefson
Sep 8, 1889 - August 1992
Mayville, ND
Richard G Ellefson
Nov 10, 1920 - Mar 5, 1988
Appleton, MN
Allard S Ellefson
Jul 12, 1914 - Jun 8, 1974

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