Bertha Erring

(1885 - 1973)

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Bertha Erring
1885 - 1973
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October 14, 1885
Death
February 1973
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Agawam, Hampden County, Massachusetts 01001
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Bertha Erring was born on October 14, 1885. She died in February 1973 at 87 years of age. We know that Bertha Erring had been residing in Agawam, Hampden County, Massachusetts 01001.
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Bertha Erring died in February 1973 at 87 years of age. She was born on October 14, 1885. There is no information about Bertha's family. We know that Bertha Erring had been residing in Agawam, Hampden County, Massachusetts 01001.

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In 1885, in the year that Bertha Erring was born, on February 16th, the first Dow Jones Industrial Average was published by Charles Dow, who also founded the Wall Street Journal. The index was 62.76. It represented 12 stocks - American Cotton Oil, American Sugar, American Tobacco, Chicago Gas, Distilling & Cattle Feeding, General Electric, Laclede Gas, National Lead, North American, Tennessee Coal and Iron, U.S. Leather pfd. and U.S. Rubber.

In 1918, by the time she was 33 years old, federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

In 1933, when she was 48 years old, on March 4th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the 32nd President of the United States. He was elected four times (equaled by no other President) and guided the United States through the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and World War 2. His wife was his cousin Eleanor Roosevelt (Teddy Roosevelt's niece) who President Truman called "First Lady of the World". Some of the major programs that survive from his presidency are the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Wagner Act (The National Labor Relations Act of 1935) , the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Social Security.

In 1952, she was 67 years old when 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.

In 1973, in the year of Bertha Erring's passing, on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

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