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Ada Harbeson (1890 - 1977)

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Ada Harbeson
1890 - 1977
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December 31, 1890
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November 1977
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Cornwall on Hudson, Orange County, New York 12520
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Ada Harbeson was born on December 31, 1890. She died in November 1977 at 86 years old. We know that Ada Harbeson had been residing in Cornwall on Hudson, Orange County, New York 12520.
Updated: October 4, 2011
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Ada Harbeson passed away in November 1977 at 86 years old. She was born on December 31, 1890. There is no information about Ada's surviving family. We know that Ada Harbeson had been residing in Cornwall on Hudson, Orange County, New York 12520.
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In 1890, in the year that Ada Harbeson was born, on July 3rd, Idaho became the 43rd state in the United States. On July 10th, Wyoming became the 44th state.

In 1916, by the time she was 26 years old, the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

In 1929, Ada was 39 years old when American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

In 1947, when she was 57 years old, on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

In 1977, in the year of Ada Harbeson's passing, on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

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