Ona Emmett Sheets

11 February 1942–15 October 2003 (Age 61)
Guyan Township, Gallia, Ohio, United States

The Life of Ona Emmett

When Ona Emmett Sheets was born on 11 February 1942, in Guyan Township, Gallia, Ohio, United States, his father, James Corbett Sheets, was 45 and his mother, Edith Lavada Harrison, was 42. He died on 15 October 2003, in Gallipolis, Gallia, Ohio, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Mercerville Cemetery, Mercerville, Gallia, Ohio, United States.

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Ona Emmett Sheets
Donna Florence McGuire

Spouse and Children


    Donna Florence McGuire


Parents and Siblings

    James Corbett Sheets


    Edith Lavada Harrison




    Violet Katherine Sheets


    Noah Sheets



World Events (8)

1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 2

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.
1953 · Ohio state oficially admitted into the Union

Age 11

President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a law recognizing that Ohio was admitted into the Union, since it had previously slipped through the cracks. The official date of admittance was agreed upon as March 1, 1803, ratified as of May 19, 1953.

Age 18

Squaw Valley, California, United States hosts Winter Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Schütz( see Schutz ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Ona Emmett Sheets, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Ona Emmett Sheets, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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