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Bessie Greenwade (1891 - 1980)

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Bessie Greenwade
1891 - 1980
Born
April 16, 1891
Death
December 1980
Last Known Residence
Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland 21740
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Bessie Greenwade of Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland was born on April 16, 1891, and died at age 89 years old in December 1980.
Updated: October 7, 2011
Biography ID: 29912857

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Bessie Greenwade passed away at age 89 years old in December 1980. Bessie Greenwade of Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland was born on April 16, 1891.

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Bessie Greenwade lived 15 years longer than the average Greenwade family member when she died at the age of 89.
The average age of a Greenwade family member is 74.
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1891 - 1980 World Events

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In 1891, in the year that Bessie Greenwade was born, on March 14th, a lynch mob stormed the Old Parish Prison. The mob lynched 11 of the 19 Italians who were arrested for - but found to be innocent of - the murder of New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessy.

In 1916, Bessie was 25 years old when the U.S. National Park Service - part of the Department of the Interior - was created by an act of Congress in August. The Park Service was charged with the dual role of "preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management while also making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment". The resources managed by the National Park Service have often been referred to as the "crown jewels" of the United States.

In 1926, at the age of 35 years old, Bessie was alive when on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1945, she was 54 years old when on January 20th, Franklin D. Roosevelt was sworn in to his fourth term as President of the United States. He died 82 days into his term and his new Vice-President, Harry Truman, became President.

In 1980, in the year of Bessie Greenwade's passing, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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