Betsy Larson (1900 - 1986)

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Betsy Larson
1900 - 1986
February 18, 1900
December 1986
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Williston, Williams County, North Dakota 58801
Betsy Larson was born on February 18, 1900. She died in December 1986 at 86 years old. We know that Betsy Larson had been residing in Williston, Williams County, North Dakota 58801.
Updated: November 9, 2011
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Betsy Larson died in December 1986 at 86 years old. She was born on February 18, 1900. We have no information about Betsy's family or relationships. We know that Betsy Larson had been residing in Williston, Williams County, North Dakota 58801.

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In 1900, in the year that Betsy Larson was born, the unemployment rate in the U.S. was 5.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. 31% of all workers were employed in the public service sector, 19% of women were employed (1 percent of all lawyers and 6 percent of physicians were women), 6% of the workforce were children, and 14% of the workforce was "non-white."

In 1925, Betsy was 25 years old when on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1945, at the age of 45 years old, Betsy was alive when on January 9th, the (over 8 month long) Battle of Luzon began in the Philippines with the United States and Filipino forces attacking Japanese forces - with the intent to take back control of the Philippines. By March, the Allies had taken control of all of the strategically and economically important locations in the Philippines but pockets of resistance held out until the surrender of Japan in August.

In 1978, by the time she was 78 years old, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

In 1986, in the year of Betsy Larson's passing, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

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