Betty Lou Larsh (1922 - 2009)

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Burial / Funeral

Missouri Veterans Cemetery / Springfield
Section H Site 048,
5201 South Southwood, Springfield, Mo

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Columbia, Boone County, Missouri

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: TEC 5
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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Lou

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1922 - In the year that Betty Lou Larsh was born, the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. on May 30th. More than 35,000 people attended the dedication including Lincoln's son, Robert Todd Lincoln, and many Union and Confederate veterans - although the audience was segregated. The Memorial took 10 years to complete.

1931 - At the age of just 9 years old, Betty was alive when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

1938 - Betty was 16 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

1966 - At the age of 44 years old, Betty was alive when on September 8th, the first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on NBC. The plot concerned a creature that sucked salt from human bodies. The original series only aired for 3 seasons due to low ratings.

1975 - Betty was 53 years old when in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

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Betty Lou Larsh died on July 9, 2009 at 87 years old. There is no known cause of death for Betty. She was buried in Missouri Veterans Cemetery / Springfield Section H Site 048, Springfield, Mo. She was born on January 13, 1922. We have no information about Betty's immediate family. We know that Betty Lou Larsh had been residing in Columbia, Boone County, Missouri.

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