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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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In 1891, in the year that Bessie Greenwade was born, from March 9th through the 12th, a blizzard hit the south and west of England. Called the Great Blizzard of 1891, it led to snow drifts of up to 15 feet and killed 200 people and 6,000 animals. Fourteen ships sank.

In 1922, by the time she was 31 years old, on December 6th, the Irish Free State, a self-governing dominion of the British Empire, was officially proclaimed. While establishing some independence for the people of Ireland, it did not create a fully independent Ireland and the fighting continued.

In 1937, she was 46 years old when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1975, by the time she was 84 years old, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

In 1980, in the year of Bessie Greenwade's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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