Kathryn May Mechaley

3 October 1918–13 October 2010 (Age 92)
Winner, Tripp, South Dakota, United States

The Life of Kathryn May

When Kathryn May Mechaley was born on 3 October 1918, in Winner, Tripp, South Dakota, United States, her father, William Henry Mechaley, was 28 and her mother, Anna May McElhaney, was 28. She married Glen Ervin Collins on 7 October 1942, in Pennington, South Dakota, United States. She lived in Mellette, South Dakota, United States in 1935 and White River, Mellette, South Dakota, United States in 1940. She died on 13 October 2010, in Spearfish, Lawrence, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Spearfish, Lawrence, South Dakota, United States.

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Glen Ervin Collins
Kathryn May Mechaley
Marriage: 7 October 1942

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7 October 1942
Pennington, South Dakota, United States

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1919 · Oil is Discovered at Cat Creek

Age 1

Located near Petroleum and Garfield counties in Montana is Cat Creek . It was here in 1919, that oil was discovered
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 24

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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Sources (3)

  • Katharine May Mechaley, "South Dakota State Census, 1925"
  • Kathryn Mechaley, "South Dakota State Census, 1935"
  • Kathryn Mechaley in household of May Mechaley, "United States Census, 1940"

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