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Charlotte Wishon (1893 - 1976)

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Charlotte Wishon
1893 - 1976
Born
February 17, 1893
Death
September 1976
Last Known Residence
Ghent, Columbia County, New York 12075
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Charlotte Wishon of Ghent, Columbia County, New York was born on February 17, 1893, and died at age 83 years old in September 1976.
Updated: October 4, 2011
Biography ID: 12097052

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Charlotte Wishon passed away at age 83 years old in September 1976. Charlotte Wishon of Ghent, Columbia County, New York was born on February 17, 1893.

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Charlotte Wishon lived 12 years longer than the average Wishon family member when she died at the age of 83.
The average age of a Wishon family member is 71.
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1893 - 1976 World Events

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In 1893, in the year that Charlotte Wishon was born, on March 4th, Grover Cleveland became the 24th President of the United States. On July 1st, President Cleveland was operated on for a non-cancerous tumor in his mouth. He chose to have the operation secretly because he didn't want to worsen the financial depression that was occurring at the time.

In 1900, when she was only 7 years old, when Floradora opened on Broadway. A huge success in London - opening in 1899 and running for 455 performances - the musical was even more successful in New York - running for 552 performances. The "Floradora girls" were the hit of the show - a "sextette of tall, gorgeous damsels, clad in pink walking costumes, black picture hats and carrying frilly parasols who swished onto the stage and captivated New York for no other reason than they were utterly stunning" ("tall and gorgeous" translated to 5'4"). A sensation, each Floradora girl was said to have married a millionaire.

In 1922, by the time she was 29 years old, on June 22, coal miners in Herrin Illinois, were on strike (coal miners had been on strike nationally since April 1). The striking miners were outraged at the strikebreakers (scabs) that the company had brought in and laid siege to the mine. Three union workers were killed when gunfire was exchanged. The next day, union miners killed 23 strikebreakers and mine guards. No one, on either side, ever faced jail time.

In 1931, she was 38 years old when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1976, in the year of Charlotte Wishon's passing, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

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