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Bertha Whiting (1907 - 1984)

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Bertha Whiting
1907 - 1984
Born
October 4, 1907
Death
October 1984
Last Known Residence
Plant City, Hillsborough County, Florida 33567
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Bertha Whiting of Plant City, Hillsborough County, Florida was born on October 4, 1907, and died at age 77 years old in October 1984.
Updated: October 1, 2011
Biography ID: 2785228

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Bertha Whiting passed away at age 77 years old in October 1984. Bertha Whiting of Plant City, Hillsborough County, Florida was born on October 4, 1907.

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Bertha Whiting lived 5 years longer than the average Whiting family member when she died at the age of 76.
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1907 - 1984 World Events

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In 1907, in the year that Bertha Whiting was born, the Monongah coal mining disaster occurred on December 6th, happening at the Fairmont Coal Company’s No. 6 and No. 8 mines.. Over 361 miners were killed. Because there was no breathing apparatus at the time to help rescuers, recovery efforts were greatly hampered. It is considered the worst mining disaster in American history and led to government oversight in mining practices.

In 1924, at the age of 17 years old, Bertha was alive when on January 21st, Vladimir Lenin, a leader of the Russian Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union died. He had survived two assassination attempts but had subsequent physical problems, suffering 3 strokes. He was in such great pain, it is said that he asked Stalin to poison him. The circumstances of his death are still disputed. He did oppose Stalin as the next leader - nonetheless, Stalin won a power struggle and ruled as a Soviet dictator until his death in 1953.

In 1936, by the time she was 29 years old, on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1964, by the time she was 57 years old, on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

In 1984, in the year of Bertha Whiting's passing, on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

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