Bertha Ivy Davidson (1893 - 1976)

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Bertha Ivy Davidson
1893 - 1976
updated February 06, 2019
Bertha Ivy Davidson was born in 1893. She was born to Dobbie James Davidson and Elizabeth Gray Davidson, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree. She died in 1976 in Murr, Australia at age 83.


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Dobbie James Davidson
Murr, Australia
Elizabeth Gray Davidson
Murr, Australia


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Bertha Ivy Davidson passed away in 1976 in Murr, Australia at 83 years old. She was born in 1893. She was born to Dobbie James Davidson and Elizabeth Gray Davidson, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.
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In 1893, in the year that Bertha Ivy Davidson was born, on February 1st, Thomas Edison's motion picture studio on his laboratory grounds in West Orange New Jersey was completed. The studio was called "Black Maria" and the first movie made and viewed in it was of 3 people pretending to be blacksmiths.

In 1907, by the time she was only 14 years old, the showman Florenz Ziegfeld introduced his Ziegfeld Follies. Ziegfeld was inspired by the Folies Bergère of Paris and the show was a step up from the then current vaudeville shows. The top entertainers of the time played in the Follies but the stars were the Ziegfeld girls - beautiful chorus girls in elaborate costumes. For almost a quarter of a century, the Ziegfeld follies were the toast of Broadway.

In 1931, Bertha was 38 years old when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1952, Bertha was 59 years old when on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1976, in the year of Bertha Ivy Davidson's passing, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

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Other Davidsons

Dobbie James Davidson
Murr, Australia
Elizabeth Gray Davidson
Murr, Australia
Thelma Ivy May Davidson
1912 - 1976
Ballarat, Australia
Nikkelson Andr Davidson
Ballarat, Australia
Sarah Jane Hughes Davidson
Ballarat, Australia
Myrtle Ruth Davidson
1895 - 1976
Shep, Australia
Firmer Thomas Davidson
Shep, Australia
Kenneth Robert Davidson
1909 - 1976
Bright, Australia
John Davidson
Bright, Australia
Alice Gunson Davidson
Bright, Australia
Alfred Gordon Davidson
1901 - 1976
Box Hill, Australia
Alexander Davidson
Box Hill, Australia
Kate Emma Davidson
Box Hill, Australia
Lillian May Davidson
1895 - 1977
Ballarat, Australia
Bawden James Davidson
Ballarat, Australia
Jane Hodge Davidson
Ballarat, Australia
John Daniel Davidson
1902 - 1977
Dandenong, Australia
John Bailey Davidson
Dandenong, Australia
Eliza Jane Doherty Davidson
Dandenong, Australia

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Dobbie James Davidson
Murr, Australia
Elizabeth Gray Davidson
Murr, Australia
Dimitrios Tzitskas
1908 - 1976
Fitzroy, Australia
Zisis Tzitskas
Fitzroy, Australia
Olymbia Papagianis Tzitskas
Fitzroy, Australia
William Griffiths
1892 - 1976
Kew, Australia
Keith Hartley
1927 - 1976
Arar, Australia
Raymond James Scannell
1922 - 1976
Geelong, Australia
Norman James Scannell
Geelong, Australia
Elsie Mary Fro Askew Scannell
Geelong, Australia
Daniel Gerald Denehy
1910 - 1976
Jamieson, Australia
Charles Aloysius Denehy
Jamieson, Australia
Mary Cecilia Hassell
1899 - 1976
Morn, Australia
Mahony Richard Hassell
Morn, Australia
Grace Doherty Hassell
Morn, Australia
Jeannie Mary Atkinson
1918 - 1976
Coburg, Australia
Collins Colin Atkinson
Coburg, Australia
Elsbeth Turnbull Atkinson
Coburg, Australia
Katherine Raftopoulos
1924 - 1976
Richmond, Australia
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