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Zella Holloway (1887 - 1976)

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Zella Holloway
1887 - 1976
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September 20, 1887
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July 1976
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Salem, Columbiana County, Ohio 44460
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Zella Holloway was born on September 20, 1887. She died in July 1976 at 88 years of age. We know that Zella Holloway had been residing in Salem, Columbiana County, Ohio 44460.
Updated: October 8, 2011
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Zella Holloway died in July 1976 at 88 years old. She was born on September 20, 1887. We have no information about Zella's family or relationships. We know that Zella Holloway had been residing in Salem, Columbiana County, Ohio 44460.
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In 1887, in the year that Zella Holloway was born, on January 28th, the largest recorded snowflakes fell in a snowstorm in Fort Keogh, Montana. They were supposed to have been 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick. A rancher in the area said that they were “larger than milk pans”. A Wild West tall tale? Not according to the Guinness World Records book.

In 1898, when she was just 11 years old, magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company controlled 84% of the oil and pipelines in the United States. Rockefeller grew Standard Oil through the merger of several other small oil companies throughout the U.S., creating a monopoly.

In 1918, by the time she was 31 years old, on November 1, an elevated train on the Brooklyn line of the subway - driven by an inexperienced operator because of a strike - tried to navigate a turn at 30mph. The limit on the curve was 6 mph. The 2nd and 3rd cars of the 5 car wooden train were badly damaged and at least 93 people were killed, making it the deadliest crash in New York subway history.

In 1924, at the age of 37 years old, Zella was alive when J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

In 1976, in the year of Zella Holloway's passing, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

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