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Bessie Clancy (1885 - 1987)

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Bessie Clancy
1885 - 1987
Born
May 1, 1885
Death
December 1987
Last Known Residence
Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire 03060
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Bessie Clancy of Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire was born on May 1, 1885, and died at age 102 years old in December 1987.
Updated: October 1, 2011

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Bessie Clancy passed away at age 102 years old in December 1987. Bessie Clancy of Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire was born on May 1, 1885.

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Bessie Clancy lived 31 years longer than the average Clancy family member when she died at the age of 102.
The average age of a Clancy family member is 71.
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In 1885, in the year that Bessie Clancy was born, on June 17th, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor. Two hundred thousand people and hundreds of boats greeted the statue. It had to be assembled but that had to wait until the pedestal was completed the following April.

In 1894, when she was only 9 years old, on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

In 1901, she was 16 years old when Teddy Roosevelt became the 26th President of the United States. TR, as he was known, had been Vice-President for 6 months when President William McKinley was assassinated. At age 42, he became the youngest President to serve although John Kennedy, at age 43, was the youngest President elected. He was a popular progressive and was elected to a second term in 1904 as a Republican, winning 56.4% of the popular vote and 336 electoral votes.

In 1976, she was 91 years old when 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."

In 1987, in the year of Bessie Clancy's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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