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Bertha Nisbet (1894 - 1985)

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Bertha Nisbet
1894 - 1985
Born
November 9, 1894
Death
December 1985
Last Known Residence
Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland County, Maine 04107
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Bertha Nisbet of Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland County, Maine was born on November 9, 1894, and died at age 91 years old in December 1985.
Updated: October 1, 2011
Biography ID: 3221477

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Bertha Nisbet passed away at age 91 years old in December 1985. Bertha Nisbet of Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland County, Maine was born on November 9, 1894.

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Bertha Nisbet lived 22 years longer than the average Nisbet family member when she died at the age of 91.
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1894 - 1985 World Events

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In 1894, in the year that Bertha Nisbet was born, large reserves of oil were discovered on the Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma. Previously thought to be "useless" land - not even good for farming - the tribe had bought the land themselves. The discovery of oil made the Osage the "richest group of people in the world" at the time.

In 1906, when she was only 12 years old, English biochemist Frederick Hopkins concluded that vitamins are essential to the human body and that a lack of vitamins caused scurvy and rickets. Scurvy and rickets were both huge problems in sailors that were at sea for extended time and the addition of vitamin C, vitamin D, and calcium in their diets helped eradicate the problem.

In 1914, when she was 20 years old, in August, the Panama Canal opened to traffic. Begun by the French in the 1880's and abandoned, the United States undertook further construction in 1904. After 10 years, and the elimination of malaria carrying mosquitoes (which caused immense delays for the French and the Americans), the 48 mile long artificial waterway - a series of locks - created a shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

In 1945, at the age of 51 years old, Bertha was alive when on May 7th, the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Jewell Ridge Coal Corp. v. United Mine Workers of America. The Court ruled that the underground travel time of coal miners was compensable work time under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

In 1985, in the year of Bertha Nisbet's passing, on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

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