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Bertha Howe (1865 - 1918)

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Bertha Howe
1865 - 1918
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c. 1865
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October 16, 1918
Queens County, New York United States
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Bertha Howe was born c. 1865. She died on October 16, 1918 in New York United States at 53 years of age.
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Bertha Howe died on October 16, 1918 in New York United States at age 53. She was born c. 1865. There is no information about Bertha's immediate family.
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In 1865, in the year that Bertha Howe was born, on March 4th, President Abraham Lincoln was sworn in for a second term. A little over a month later, he would be assassinated by a Confederate sympathizer - 4 days after the surrender of Lee at Appomattox, which had effectively ended the Civil War.

In 1888, she was 23 years old when Irishman John Robert Gregg published a pamphlet in the U.S., teaching his first version of shorthand - Gregg shorthand. When he improved on the first version and published it 5 years later, Gregg shorthand became popular.

In 1896, she was 31 years old when on January 4th, Utah became the 45th state in the United States. After the LDS Church banned polygamy in 1890, Utah's application for statehood became acceptable to Congress and the Utah Territory became Utah..

In 1904, when she was 39 years old, the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

In 1918, in the year of Bertha Howe's passing, federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

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