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Emma A Bold (1907 - 1998)

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Emma A Bold
1907 - 1998
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October 17, 1907
Death
July 24, 1998
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Arnold, Jefferson County, Missouri 63010
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Emma A Bold was born on October 17, 1907. She died on July 24, 1998 at 90 years of age. We know that Emma A Bold had been residing in Arnold, Jefferson County, Missouri 63010.
Updated: January 14, 2016
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Emma A Bold died on July 24, 1998 at age 90. She was buried in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Section ZZ Site 1123, St. Louis, Missouri . She was born on October 17, 1907. We have no information about Emma's family or relationships. We know that Emma A Bold had been residing in Arnold, Jefferson County, Missouri 63010.
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In 1907, in the year that Emma A Bold was born, the showman Florenz Ziegfeld introduced his Ziegfeld Follies. Ziegfeld was inspired by the Folies Bergère of Paris and the show was a step up from the then current vaudeville shows. The top entertainers of the time played in the Follies but the stars were the Ziegfeld girls - beautiful chorus girls in elaborate costumes. For almost a quarter of a century, the Ziegfeld follies were the toast of Broadway.

In 1917, at the age of just 10 years old, Emma was alive when in April, the U.S. entered World War I, declaring war against Germany. President Wilson had previously declared neutrality in the war - a position supported by the majority of Americans - but after Germany declared that they would sink all ships trading with Great Britain and sunk U.S. ships, public opinion began to change. Then the Lusitania was sunk, killing 1,201 - including 128 Americans - and more U.S. ships were sunk. The U.S. could stand aside no longer.

In 1926, Emma was 19 years old when on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1967, at the age of 60 years old, Emma was alive when on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1998, in the year of Emma A Bold's passing, on December 19th, the House of Representatives initiated impeachment charges against U.S. President Bill Clinton. He was subsequently acquitted of these charges by the Senate on February 12th.

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