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Bessie Wood (1881 - 1968)

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Bessie Wood
1881 - 1968
Born
November 13, 1881
Death
September 1968
Last Known Residence
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19104
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Bessie Wood of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania was born on November 13, 1881, and died at age 86 years old in September 1968.
Updated: October 6, 2011
Biography ID: 17333884

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Bessie Wood passed away at age 86 years old in September 1968. Bessie Wood of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania was born on November 13, 1881.

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Bessie Wood lived 15 years longer than the average Wood family member when she died at the age of 86.
The average age of a Wood family member is 71.
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1881 - 1968 World Events

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In 1881, in the year that Bessie Wood was born, on November 19th, a meteorite landed a few miles southwest of Odessa, Ukraine. According to one report: "About 7 o'clock one morning a bright and serpentine tail of fire was seen passing over the town by the inhabitants of Odessa, and M. Prendel, editor of one of the Odessa papers, surmising that the phenomenon betokened a fall of meteorites, offered a reward to any person who would bring him one. Three days afterward a gentleman of Grossliebental brought him one which had been found by a peasant who was nearly frightened out of his senses at its fall. It fell beside him while at work in his field and buried itself .55 meters (almost 2 ft) into the ground." The recovered piece was about 17.5 lbs.

In 1919, she was 38 years old when Indian lawyer Mahatma Gandhi initiated the Satyagraha campaigns, beginning the nonviolent resistance movement against British rule of India. Satyagraha means "holding onto truth" and the campaign for India independence, which was eventually obtained, called for "self-suffering" rather than inflicting suffering (i.e., violence) on others.

In 1921, Bessie was 40 years old when hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1937, she was 56 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 1968, in the year of Bessie Wood's passing, on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

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