Bessie Curd (1894 - 1976)

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Bessie May (Curtis) Curd
1894 - 1976
February 28, 1894
Illinois United States
July 1976
Last Known Residence
Independence, Jackson County, Missouri 64050
Bessie Curd was born on February 28, 1894 in Illinois. Her maiden name is Curtis and she married into the Curd family. According to her family tree, Bessie was mother to 1 child. She married Charles R. Curd in Denver, Colorado United States. They were married until Charles' death in 1956. They had a child Donald Lee Curd. She died in July 1976 at age 82. We know that Bessie Curd had been residing in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri 64050.
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Married at: Denver, Denver County, Colorado United States
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Bessie Curd, mother to 1 child, passed away in July 1976 at age 82. She was born on February 28, 1894 in Illinois. According to her family tree, she married Charles R. Curd in Denver, Colorado United States. They were married until Charles' death in 1956. They had a child Donald Lee Curd. We know that Bessie Curd had been residing in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri 64050.

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In 1894, in the year that Bessie Curd was born, 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 1904, by the time she was merely 10 years old, the United States acquired the Panama Canal Zone. Now an unincorporated territory of the U.S., the Canal Zone had been previously held by the French, who were constructing a canal. The U.S. took over the construction of the Panama Canal and it was finally finished in 1914, when it was opened to commercial shipping. The United States held the Canal Zone until 1979.

In 1912, by the time she was 18 years old, the RMS Titanic sank in April. The RMS Titanic was a British built and run passenger liner that was billed as "unsinkable." On its maiden voyage from Southampton England to New York City, carrying about 2,224 passengers and crew - from the wealthiest people in the world to poor emigrants from Europe, the Titanic hit an iceberg. Five of her watertight compartments failed but she was designed to survive only 4 being flooded. She began to sink. There were only enough lifeboats for about half of the passengers so over 1,000 remained behind while "women and children first" were loaded. Over 1500 died, making it the largest maritime disaster in modern history.

In 1959, she was 65 years old when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1976, in the year of Bessie Curd's passing, 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."

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