Bessie Buker (1894 - 1979)

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Bessie Buker
1894 - 1979
updated February 06, 2019
Bessie Buker was born on June 20, 1894. She died in September 1979 at 85 years old. We know that Bessie Buker had been residing in Delray Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida 33445.


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Bessie Buker died in September 1979 at age 85. She was born on June 20, 1894. There is no information about Bessie's immediate family. We know that Bessie Buker had been residing in Delray Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida 33445.
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In 1894, in the year that Bessie Buker was born, on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

In 1927, by the time she was 33 years old, the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1941, at the age of 47 years old, Bessie was alive when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1952, when she was 58 years old, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1979, in the year of Bessie Buker's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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Emery Buker
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Millard M Buker
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Fred Buker
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Philip G Buker
May 5, 1924 - Apr 20, 2008
Thomas J. Buker Jr
Born: around 1966
Debby A. (Craft) Buker
Born: around 1982
Randall M. Buker
Born: around 1959
Debora J. (Mcintire) Buker
Born: around 1957
Robert T. Buker
Born: around 1983
Samantha R. (Krieg) Buker
Born: around 1984
Scott M. Buker
Born: around 1982
Tonya N. (Boshart) Buker
Born: around 1976
Robert T. Buker
Born: around 1983
Angel N. (Crawford) Buker
Born: around 1987
Agnad U. Buker
Born: around 1980

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