Bessie Alida Nims (1969 - 1972)

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Bessie Alida Nims
1969 - 1972
updated February 06, 2019
Bessie Alida Nims was born on December 31, 1969. She died on December 19, 1972 at age 2.


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Willamette National Cemetery Section S Site 146, 11800 Se Mt. Scott Boulevard, in Portland, Oregon 97086



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Branch of service: Reconstruction Aide
Rank attained: 2LT
Wars/Conflicts: World War I

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Bessie Alida Nims passed away on December 19, 1972 at age 2. She was buried in Willamette National Cemetery Section S Site 146, Portland, Oregon. She was born on December 31, 1969. We have no information about Bessie's family or relationships.
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In 1969, in the year that Bessie Alida Nims was born, on January 20th, Richard M. Nixon became the 37th President of the United States. Previously the Vice President to President Eisenhower, Nixon was the only President to resign in office - in his second term.

In 1970, she was only 1 year old when on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

In 1971, when she was just 2 years old, in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

In 1972, in the year of Bessie Alida Nims's passing, on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

In 1978, she was just 9 years old when on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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Esther J Nims
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Henry E Nims
Dec 31, 1969 - Aug 18, 1958
Robert D Nims
Aug 13, 1934 - Aug 9, 1989
Alfred Nims
Sep 16, 1916 - Nov 25, 1985
Frank Nims
Died: Dec 31, 1969
Carl Nims
Mar 3, 1918 - Jun 14, 1966
William L Nims
Died: Dec 31, 1969
Mollye Nims
Aug 9, 1908 - Feb 9, 1983
Michele Arleen Nims Cook
Aug 21, 1955 - Nov 21, 1971
Harold W Nims
Sep 3, 1919 - Mar 18, 2004
Ruth May Haygood Nims
Aug 8, 1926 - Oct 25, 2010
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William A Smith
Mar 17, 1931 - Apr 3, 2001
Cloyse Cherry Nims
Dec 31, 1969 - May 19, 1974
Esther J Nims
Dec 31, 1969 - May 22, 1967
Roger C Schwarz
Jun 9, 1939 - Dec 9, 2000
Robert C Sporing
Nov 6, 1944 - Feb 3, 1989
Fred Theodore Nimz
Dec 31, 1969 - Dec 8, 1982
Julia K Weis
Dec 31, 1969 - Feb 13, 1969
Josephine Spradley
Feb 1, 1918 - Nov 19, 1967
Stanley A Lukaszewicz
Died: Oct 29, 1941
Morris Goldberg
Sep 9, 1914 - Jul 1, 1992
Leonard C Weis
Dec 31, 1969 - Jan 20, 1957
Thomas Stewart Beckwith
Died: Dec 7, 1941
Robert Mitchell
Jan 20, 1908 - Apr 1, 2001
Abel M Sprague
Dec 31, 1969 - Jun 26, 1964
Elvis A Nipper
Mar 8, 1923 - Feb 28, 1990
Louis A Weis
Dec 31, 1969 - Jun 8, 1971
Euretta J Mosentine
Jun 18, 1922 - Nov 9, 1987
Carl Wayman Spain
Dec 2, 1905 - Nov 28, 1958
Clarice L Michaels
Dec 10, 1954 - Jul 30, 1990
Julia Dockerty
Feb 17, 1906 - Dec 15, 1992
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