100 - Nell G. Price - Tigard, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
N 45° 26.911 W 122° 46.725
10T E 517300 N 5032801
Quick Description: A centenarian interred at the Crescent Grove Cemetery and Mausoleum.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 4/16/2018 5:36:27 PM
Waymark Code: WMY43V
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member woolsox
Views: 1

Long Description:
I discovered a small number of centenarians at the Crescent Grove Mausoleum within Crescent Grove Cemetery. I located a website that was able to prove Nell Price lived to be 100. Nell was born on June 13, 1879. She died in May 1980 at age 100.

1879 - In the year that Nell Price was born, on April 26th, the National Park - later renamed the Royal National Park - the 2nd oldest national park in the world, was formally proclaimed in New South Wales, Australia. It was the first park to have the word "national" in its name.

1882 - By the time she was merely 3 years old, on April 3rd, 34 year old outlaw Jesse James was shot in the back of the head by trusted friend and partner Robert Ford. Suspected of colluding with the Governor of Missouri, brothers Robert and Charley Ford were arrested, indicted, plead guilty, sentenced to be hung - then pardoned by the Governor. All in one day.

1932 - Nell was 53 years old when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

1951 - She was 72 years old when on February 27th, the 22nd Amendment to the US Constitution (which limited the number of terms a president may serve to two) was ratified by 36 states, making it a part of the U.S. Constitution. The Amendment was both a reaction to the 4 term Roosevelt presidency and also the recognition of a long-standing tradition in American politics.

1980 - In the year of Nell Price's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

Location of Headstone: Crescent Grove Mausoleum

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