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Elizabeth Nisbet (1888 - 1984)

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Elizabeth Nisbet
1888 - 1984
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October 9, 1888
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November 1984
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Westbrook, Cumberland County, Maine 04092
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Elizabeth Nisbet was born on October 9, 1888. She died in November 1984 at 96 years of age. We know that Elizabeth Nisbet had been residing in Westbrook, Cumberland County, Maine 04092.
Updated: October 1, 2011
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Elizabeth Nisbet passed away in November 1984 at age 96. She was born on October 9, 1888. We have no information about Elizabeth's surviving family. We know that Elizabeth Nisbet had been residing in Westbrook, Cumberland County, Maine 04092.
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In 1888, in the year that Elizabeth Nisbet was born, on July 25th, a court stenographer from Salt Lake City - Frank Edward McGurrin - decisively beat the competition in a typing contest in Ohio. He was supposedly the only person who used touch typing and is believed to have invented the method. Touch typing is ubiquitous now - but Frank's win is what convinced everyone that the method was good!

In 1890, at the age of only 2 years old, Elizabeth was alive when on December 29th, the Wounded Knee Massacre occurred in South Dakota on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation . The U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment said that they rode into the Lakota camp "trying to disarm" the inhabitants. One person, Black Coyote - who was deaf - held onto his rifle, saying that he paid a lot of money for it. Shots rang out and by the end at least 153 Lakota Sioux - some estimates say 300 - and 25 troops had died. The site of the massacre is a National Historic Landmark.

In 1912, Elizabeth was 24 years old when the RMS Titanic sank in April. The RMS Titanic was a British built and run passenger liner that was billed as "unsinkable." On its maiden voyage from Southampton England to New York City, carrying about 2,224 passengers and crew - from the wealthiest people in the world to poor emigrants from Europe, the Titanic hit an iceberg. Five of her watertight compartments failed but she was designed to survive only 4 being flooded. She began to sink. There were only enough lifeboats for about half of the passengers so over 1,000 remained behind while "women and children first" were loaded. Over 1500 died, making it the largest maritime disaster in modern history.

In 1959, by the time she was 71 years old, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1984, in the year of Elizabeth Nisbet's passing, due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

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