Augusta Lange (1890 - 1952)

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Augusta (Lange) Sylvers
1890 - 1952
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South Minneapolis
Augusta Lange was born in 1890. Her maiden name is Lange and she married into the Sylvers family. According to her family tree, Augusta was mother to 10 children. She married Walter John Sylvers on July 16, 1912. They had children Edward M Sylvers, Frank Kenneth Sylvers, Walter R Sylvers, Irene Sylvers, Shirley Sylvers, Doris Sylvers, Marian Sylvers, Margaret Sylvers, John Sylvers, and Wendell Gene Sylvers. She died in 1952 at 62 years old. We know that Augusta Lange had been residing in South Minneapolis.
Updated: April 8, 2022
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Mk Martianos commented on Apr 08
No she did not she was only married once and never was in Michigan
Mk Martianos commented on Apr 08
No she was married to the same person since 1912 she was my paternal grandmother and she was married to my grandfather until she died. She was married and lived in Minnesota.


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Augusta Lange, mother to 10 children, died in 1952 at 62 years old. She was born in 1890. According to her family tree, she married Walter John Sylvers on July 16, 1912. They had children Edward M Sylvers, Frank Kenneth Sylvers, Walter R Sylvers, Irene Sylvers, Shirley Sylvers, Doris Sylvers, Marian Sylvers, Margaret Sylvers, John Sylvers, and Wendell Gene Sylvers. We know that Augusta Lange had been residing in South Minneapolis.

1890 - 1952 World Events

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In 1890, in the year that Augusta Lange was born, on December 29th, the Wounded Knee Massacre occurred in South Dakota on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation . The U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment said that they rode into the Lakota camp "trying to disarm" the inhabitants. One person, Black Coyote - who was deaf - held onto his rifle, saying that he paid a lot of money for it. Shots rang out and by the end at least 153 Lakota Sioux - some estimates say 300 - and 25 troops had died. The site of the massacre is a National Historic Landmark.

In 1915, when she was 25 years old, in April, the Ottoman Empire rounded up, arrested, and deported 235 to 270 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Turkey. As their actions continued through the next several years, an estimated 600,000 to 1 million Armenians were killed by Turkish soldiers.

In 1926, at the age of 36 years old, Augusta was alive when on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1934, she was 44 years old when on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

In 1952, in the year of Augusta Lange's passing, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

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