Bertha E Schirmann (1912 - 2001)

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Bertha E Schirmann
1912 - 2001
updated February 06, 2019
Bertha E Schirmann was born on October 26, 1912. She died on June 17, 2001 at age 88. We know that Bertha E Schirmann had been residing in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington 98422.

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Bertha E Schirmann passed away on June 17, 2001 at 88 years of age. She was born on October 26, 1912. We have no information about Bertha's family or relationships. We know that Bertha E Schirmann had been residing in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington 98422.
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In 1912, in the year that Bertha E Schirmann was born, Arizona was admitted to the United States in February (on Valentine's Day). It became the 48th state in the Union. Previously a Spanish - then Mexican - territory, the U.S. paid $15 million dollars for the area in 1848. Arizona was the last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the United States.

In 1924, she was just 12 years old when in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1942, Bertha was 30 years old when due to World War II, automobile production in the United States was stopped on February 1st. A tire rationing program had begun the month before. Detroit - the main hub of car manufacturing - was ordered to free up assembly lines for military production. The president of the Automobile Manufacturers Association said “The automotive industry is in this war all the way". Some dealerships had to close and others expanded their repair shops. The used car market boomed (as did a black market in used cars).

In 1965, she was 53 years old when on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1997, at the age of 85 years old, Bertha was alive when on July 1st, Hong Kong was returned to China. In 1898, Great Britain was awarded Hong Kong for 99 years. In a subsequent agreement, China agreed to allow Hong Kong to remain capitalist. So the handing over of the area ended British rule but did not change the economic system of Hong Kong.

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Kunig'nda Schirmann
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Margaret Schirmann
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Charles J Schirmann
Born: around 1917
New York, United States
Charles J R Schirmann
Born: around 1919
United States
William F Jr Schirmann
Born: around 1914
Missouri, United States
Frederick C Schirmann
Born: around 1926
New York, United States

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