Bertha Hess (1904 - 1973)

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Bertha Hess
1904 - 1973
updated February 06, 2019
Bertha Hess was born on July 26, 1904. She died in January 1973 at age 68. We know that Bertha Hess had been residing in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania 18504.


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Bertha Hess passed away in January 1973 at 68 years old. She was born on July 26, 1904. We have no information about Bertha's family or relationships. We know that Bertha Hess had been residing in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania 18504.
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1904 - 1973 World Events

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In 1904, in the year that Bertha Hess was born, the World's Fair, officially known as the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, was held in St. Louis, Missouri. Attended by nearly 19.7 million people (and later the subject of a Judy Garland film), the Fair was funded by federal, state and local sources to the tune of $15 million. As the name suggests, the Fair was suggested as a way to celebrate the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. In the past, World's Fairs were a way of bringing new technology to the attention of the masses and this fair was no exception - the use of electricity (the public feared it at the time), personal cars, airplanes, and the electric streetcar were all highlighted.

In 1912, when she was only 8 years old, in October, former President Theodore Roosevelt was shot, but not killed, while campaigning for another term as President with the newly created Bull Moose (Progressive) Party. John Schrank was a Bavarian-born saloon-keeper from New York who had been stalking Roosevelt when he shot him just before a campaign speech. Shot in the chest (and showing the audience his bloody shirt), Roosevelt went on to give a 55 to 90 minute talk (reports vary on the length) before being treated for the injury. After 8 days in the hospital, Roosevelt went back on the campaign trail.

In 1929, Bertha was 25 years old when the St. Valentine's Day Massacre happened on February 14th. In Chicago, seven men from the North Side Irish gang were gunned down by Al Capone's South Side Italian gang at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street. Al Capone was making a successful move to take over Chicago's organized crime. But the St. Valentine's Day massacre also resulted in a public outcry against all gangsters.

In 1947, Bertha was 43 years old when on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1973, in the year of Bertha Hess's passing, on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

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Aug 20, 1915 - Jun 12, 1999
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Apr 10, 1918 - Feb 19, 2011
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Miriam Hess
Mar 8, 1910 - Mar 13, 2006
Berwick, PA
Atta M Hess
Sep 11, 1897 - Jan 2, 1997
Orangeville, PA
Joann C Hess
Nov 9, 1944 - Feb 2, 2006
Johnstown, PA
Linda L Hess Reed
Apr 13, 1947 - Dec 8, 2006
Sylvia B Hess
Aug 27, 1913 - Oct 6, 1993
Indiana, PA
Kathryn M Hess
Sep 20, 1906 - Sep 12, 2006
Benton, PA
Virginia M Hess
Sep 27, 1922 - May 13, 1990
Burghill, OH
Margaretta Hess
Jan 21, 1904 - September 1979
Dixonville, PA
Elizabeth Hess
Oct 4, 1877 - April 1972
Waynesboro, PA
Elizabeth Hess
Oct 20, 1891 - April 1979
Miriam M Hess
Sep 6, 1936 - Oct 17, 2010
Gettysburg, PA
Clara E Hess
Apr 14, 1898 - Jan 29, 1989
Bonita S Hess
Mar 4, 1956 - Apr 2, 2001
Edna Hess
Feb 28, 1909 - Dec 14, 1999
White Haven, PA
Blenda Hess
Nov 17, 1908 - November 1979
Cathryn Hess
Jun 15, 1914 - May 1978
Bechtelsville, PA
Audrey Hess
Feb 8, 1909 - Mar 29, 1997
Benton, PA
Matthew M Hess
Mar 19, 1983 - Jun 23, 2011

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