Edith Buffum (1907 - 1976)

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Edith Buffum
1907 - 1976
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September 19, 1907
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March 1976
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Macomb, McDonough County, Illinois 61455
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Edith Buffum was born on September 19, 1907. She died in March 1976 at age 68. We know that Edith Buffum had been residing in Macomb, McDonough County, Illinois 61455.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Edith Buffum died in March 1976 at age 68. She was born on September 19, 1907. We are unaware of information about Edith's surviving family. We know that Edith Buffum had been residing in Macomb, McDonough County, Illinois 61455.

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In 1907, in the year that Edith Buffum was born, the second Hague peace conference was called by Russia in the Netherlands. While nothing was settled regarding the matter of peace among nations, many resolutions were passed (and accepted by many nations) about the conventions of war - especially the protection of noncombatants.

In 1911, Edith was merely 4 years old when the United States Supreme Court broke up Standard Oil in May. John D. Rockefeller established Standard Oil in 1870 and it was the largest oil refinery at the time. The Supreme Court found that Standard Oil of New Jersey (one of the many iterations of Standard Oil) was guilty of "monopolizing the petroleum industry through a series of abusive and anticompetitive actions". The Court broke up the several entities that comprised Standard Oil and they eventually became competing firms.

In 1920, by the time she was merely 13 years old, Italian born factory worker Nicola Sacco and fish peddler Bartolomeo Vanzetti were picked up by police on May 5th in connection with the April 15th murder and robbery of a guard and a paymaster at the Slater and Morrill Shoe Company in South Braintree, Mass. Although in later years they were thought to be innocent, they were anarchists and were convicted of the crime and put to death.

In 1957, Edith was 50 years old when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1976, in the year of Edith Buffum'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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