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Betsey Ystenes (1895 - 1980)

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Betsey Ystenes
1895 - 1980
Born
April 4, 1895
Death
August 1980
Last Known Residence
Bejou, Mahnomen County, Minnesota 56516
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Betsey Ystenes of Bejou, Mahnomen County, Minnesota was born on April 4, 1895, and died at age 85 years old in August 1980.
Updated: November 8, 2011
Biography ID: 72063926

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Betsey Ystenes passed away at age 85 years old in August 1980. Betsey Ystenes of Bejou, Mahnomen County, Minnesota was born on April 4, 1895.

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Betsey Ystenes lived 6 years longer than the average Ystenes family member when she died at the age of 85.
The average age of a Ystenes family member is 79.
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In 1895, in the year that Betsey Ystenes was born, on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

In 1903, at the age of only 8 years old, Betsey was alive when the silent film, The Great Train Robbery opened. Although it was filmed in Milltown, New Jersey, it was a Western. Twelve minutes long, the film used a lot of innovative techniques - some scenes were hand colored and composite editing, on-location shooting, and frequent camera movement were used. Its budget was $150 (about $4000 currently) and was the most popular film until 1915 when Birth of a Nation was released.

In 1940, by the time she was 45 years old, in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

In 1961, at the age of 66 years old, Betsey was alive when on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

In 1980, in the year of Betsey Ystenes'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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