Bessie Smith (1913 - 1976)

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Bessie Smith
1913 - 1976
updated February 06, 2019
Bessie Smith was born on June 5, 1913. She died in July 1976 at age 63. We know that Bessie Smith had been residing in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida.

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Bessie Smith passed away in July 1976 at 63 years old. She was born on June 5, 1913. There is no information about Bessie's family or relationships. We know that Bessie Smith had been residing in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida.
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1913 - 1976 World Events

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In 1913, in the year that Bessie Smith was born, the Philippine–American War ended for good in June. While the official end of the war was in 1902, fighting continued for several years. An estimated 200,000 to 250,000 total Filipino civilians died and although the U.S. viewed its role as a colonial presence as one of preparing the Philippines for independence, American colonization drastically changed the character off the culture. The Catholic Church was no longer the state religion and English became the primary language of the government.

In 1920, by the time she was only 7 years old, on January 1, over 6000 people were arrested and put in prison because they were suspected of being communists. . Many had to be released in a few weeks and only 3 guns were found in their homes. The U.S. Department of Justice "red hunt" netted thousands of "radicals" and suspected "communists" and aliens were deported. But the "hunt" ended after Attorney General Palmer forecast a massive radical uprising on May Day and the day passed without incident.

In 1933, at the age of 20 years old, Bessie was alive when on March 4th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the 32nd President of the United States. He was elected four times (equaled by no other President) and guided the United States through the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and World War 2. His wife was his cousin Eleanor Roosevelt (Teddy Roosevelt's niece) who President Truman called "First Lady of the World". Some of the major programs that survive from his presidency are the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Wagner Act (The National Labor Relations Act of 1935) , the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Social Security.

In 1959, at the age of 46 years old, Bessie was alive 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 Smith'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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Jun 30, 1954 - Sep 16, 1994
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Aug 31, 1904 - May 1970
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Feb 1, 1921 - May 1977
Bernard E Smith
Jul 25, 1921 - Dec 5, 2003
Irene S Smith
Jun 14, 1922 - Apr 12, 2003
Edward L Smith
Feb 1, 1918 - Sep 1, 1991
Jacksonville, FL
Mary Smith
May 11, 1913 - February 1982
Fernandina Beach, Florida
Clyde Smith
May 8, 1894 - March 1986
Green Cove Springs, Florida
Gordon Smith
Aug 12, 1890 - October 1964
Georgia
Morris S Smith
Jan 30, 1923 - Jul 18, 1990
Jacksonville, FL
George Osgood Smith
Apr 1, 1922 - Jan 9, 2011
Clermont, Florida
John H Smith
Mar 8, 1903 - Sep 11, 1994
Newberry, FL
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Sep 23, 1921 - Sep 27, 2000
West Columbia, SC
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Apr 10, 1917 - Apr 19, 1999
Orlando, FL
Virginia M Smith
Sep 18, 1913 - Nov 1, 2002
Clermont, FL
John Smith
Jun 30, 1911 - June 1967
James Smith
Jul 3, 1917 - October 1986
Royston, Georgia
John Smith
Dec 8, 1902 - March 1970
Miami, Florida

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