Leona McElhenie (Traxler)

27 Dec 1912 - 5 Jul 1999


Leona McElhenie (Traxler)

27 Dec 1912 - 5 Jul 1999
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The obituary of Leona McElhenie (Traxler). Cemetery: The Old Cemetery, Location: Fremont, Steuben, Indiana, United States. Birth: 27 Dec 1912, Death: 5 Jul 1999.
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Leona McElhenie (Traxler)


The Old Cemetery

Wayne St
Fremont, Steuben, Indiana
United States

William Oliver

June 23, 2014

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- Leona McElhenie, 86, of Reading, Mich., died July 5 at Tollas Country Aire Estates in Montgomery, Mich. Born Dec. 27, 1912, in Williams County, Ohio, she was retired from the Coldwater Regional Center. She was a member and past noble grand of the Litchfield Rebekah Lodge No. 134, was a member of the California Corners Garden Club, the FCEA of Hillsdale County, and the St. Cloud Garden Club. Survivors include her daughters, Donna Stahler, Montpelier, Ohio; Onalea Smith; sons, Lyle Lemmon and Denton Lemmon, all of Camden, Mich.; sisters, Bessie Sharp, Montgomery, Mich.; Mary Horney, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Laura Walp, St. Cloud; brothers, Richard Traxler, Camden, Mich.; Paul Traxler, Quincy, Mich.; Donald Traxler, Montgomery, Mich.; Ronald Traxler, Coldwater, Mich.; 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren. Services were held July 9 at St. John-White Funeral Home in Reading, Mich., with the Rev. Diane Stone officiating. Interment was at the Old Cemetery in Fremont, Ind. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Hillsdale County or the American Cancer Society. George White Funeral Home, Litchfield, Mich., was in charge of arrangements.

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Leona McElhenie (Traxler) was born on 27 Dec 1912
Leona McElhenie (Traxler) was 17 years old when Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand as of 2018. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
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Leona McElhenie (Traxler) was 18 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
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Leona McElhenie (Traxler) was 33 years old when World War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. Thirty-five thousand people are killed outright, including 23,200-28,200 Japanese war workers, 2,000 Korean forced workers, and 150 Japanese soldiers. Nagasaki is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. The city's name, 長崎, means "long cape" in Japanese. Nagasaki became a centre of colonial Portuguese and Dutch influence in the 16th through 19th centuries, and the Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region have been recognized and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Part of Nagasaki was home to a major Imperial Japanese Navy base during the First Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese War.
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Leona McElhenie (Traxler) was 45 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
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Leona McElhenie (Traxler) was 52 years old when Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. Born in Atlanta, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, tactics his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi helped inspire.
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Leona McElhenie (Traxler) was 66 years old when Jim Jones led more than 900 members of the Peoples Temple to mass murder/suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, hours after some of its members assassinated U.S. Congressman Leo Ryan (pictured). James Warren Jones was an American religious cult leader who initiated and was responsible for a mass suicide and mass murder in Jonestown, Guyana. He considered Jesus Christ as being in compliance with an overarching belief in socialism as the correct social order. Jones was ordained as a Disciples of Christ pastor, and he achieved notoriety as the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple cult.
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Leona McElhenie (Traxler) was 73 years old when Space Shuttle program: STS-51-L mission: Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrates after liftoff, killing all seven astronauts on board. The Space Shuttle program was the fourth human spaceflight program carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which accomplished routine transportation for Earth-to-orbit crew and cargo from 1981 to 2011. Its official name, Space Transportation System (STS), was taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft of which it was the only item funded for development.
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Leona McElhenie (Traxler) died on 5 Jul 1999 at the age of 86