Olieta Marie Shahan

18 June 1928–3 January 2018 (Age 89)
Doyle, Stephens, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Olieta Marie

When Olieta Marie Shahan was born on 18 June 1928, in Doyle, Stephens, Oklahoma, United States, her father, Nelson Columbus Shahan, was 40 and her mother, Amanda Adaline "Mandy" Hollis, was 25. She died on 3 January 2018, in Abilene, Taylor, Texas, United States, at the age of 89.

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Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 1

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1954 · Right to Serve on Juries

Age 26

In 1954, women finally won the right to serve on juries.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: variant of Sheehan .2 Muslim: from the Persian word shāhān ‘kings’, the plural of Shah . Shāhān Shāh ‘King of Kings’ was a title used by royalty in Iran before the revolution of 1979 . Shahan is a widespread name in Iran and the Indian subcontinent.

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

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