Anna Boletta Wolner (1901 - 1936)

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St.James, Watonwan County, Minnesota

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Mother: Caroline Olava (Hanson-Horgan) Wolner
Father: Anton Martin Wolner
Siblings: Leon Christian Wolner, Oliver Alexander Wolner, Laura Christine Wolner, Hilda Elise "Alice" Wolner, Otto August Wolner, Henry Walter Wolner, Martin Richard Wolner, Casper Bernhard Wolner, Borgil (Bonnie) Margaret Wolner, Genevieve Elvira (Wolner) Paul, and Thelma Eunice Wolner

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White

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Norweigan

Religion

Lutheran

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Female

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1901 - In the year that Anna Boletta Wolner was born, shortly after beginning his second term, President McKinley was assassinated by the self proclaimed anarchist Leon Czolgosz. The last President to have served in the Civil War - he began as a private and ended the war as a brevet major - McKinley was a Republican. First elected in 1896, he was re-elected in 1900. Six months after the swearing in, McKinley was shot - and died of the gangrene that set in as a result.

1914 - When she was just 13 years old, in June, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Yugoslavian national. Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to Serbia. Other major powers took sides - and World War I began: Austria declared war on Serbia; Germany on Russia and France; Britain on Germany . . . and on it went until most of the world was embroiled in the war.

1925 - At the age of 24 years old, Anna was alive when in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

1931 - When she was 30 years old, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

1936 - In the year of Anna Boletta Wolner's passing, on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

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Anna Boletta Wolner passed away on November 26, 1936 at 35 years old. No cause of death has been entered. She was born on October 24, 1901. She was born to Caroline Olava (Hanson-Horgan) Wolner and Anton Martin Wolner, with siblings Leon, Oliver, Laura, Hilda, Otto, Henry, Martin, Casper, Borgil, Genevieve, and Thelma. We know that Anna Boletta Wolner had been residing in St.James, Watonwan County, Minnesota.

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