Bertha Debruce (1892 - 1972)

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Bertha Debruce
1892 - 1972
updated February 06, 2019
Bertha Debruce was born on July 26, 1892. She died in March 1972 at 79 years of age. We know that Bertha Debruce had been residing in Star City, Lincoln County, Arkansas 71667.


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Bertha Debruce passed away in March 1972 at 79 years old. She was born on July 26, 1892. We have no information about Bertha's family or relationships. We know that Bertha Debruce had been residing in Star City, Lincoln County, Arkansas 71667.
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In 1892, in the year that Bertha Debruce was born, on January 1st, Ellis Island opened to process immigrants. 700 passed through on the first day - in the first year, 450,000 were processed. The processing center was originally a 3 story wooden building - with outbuildings - that burned down a few years later.

In 1903, Bertha was just 11 years old when the Ford Motor Company was incorporated in June after Henry Ford left another car company he founded in 1901 (which became the Cadillac Motor Company). He began Ford Motor Company with $28,000 in cash from twelve investors, two of whom (the Dodge brothers) later began their own car company. Henry Ford improved on assembly line techniques and has been so successful that his family still controls a very popular Ford line of cars and trucks.

In 1915, at the age of 23 years old, Bertha was alive when in May, the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German torpedo. The Lusitania was a British passenger ship that was sailing from New York to Liverpool England. She sank in 18 minutes - 1,198 died and 761 survived. While travelers were the main casualty - and commodity - the Lusitania did carry wartime weapons. "Remember the Lusitania" became the rallying cry of World War 1.

In 1923, at the age of 31 years old, Bertha was alive when on November 8th and 9th, Adolf Hitler and his followers (the early Nazi party) staged the "Beer Hall Putsch" in Munich in an attempt to take over Bavaria (a state in Germany). They failed. Hitler was charged with treason and convicted, receiving a sentence of 5 years. He served under 1 year in jail.

In 1972, in the year of Bertha Debruce's passing, on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

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Aug 28, 1919 - October 1982
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Jan 29, 1969 - Apr 12, 2009
Sacramento, California
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Aug 16, 1886 - Nov 15, 1967
Los Angeles, CA
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May 30, 1912 - Sep 11, 2000
Albuquerque, NM
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Jun 19, 1954 - May 1981
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