Esther Free (1880 - 1967)

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Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida

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1880 - In the year that Esther Free was born, on February 4th, five members of one family in Ontario, Canada were killed and their farm was burned by a mob. Called the Black Donnelly Massacre, the Irish family had been feuding with other citizens of the town. No one was ever convicted.

1883 - At the age of merely 3 years old, Esther was alive when on June 16th, children at a children's variety show in Victoria Hall began rushing the stage area and lobby for promised prizes. In the stampede, 183 children of the 1100 present - most of them 3 to 4 years old - were crushed and asphyxiated.

1908 - At the age of 28 years old, Esther was alive when unemployment in the U.S. was at 8.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 2 cents while the population in the United States was 88,710,000. The world population was almost 4.4 billion.

1925 - At the age of 45 years old, Esther was alive when on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

1967 - In the year of Esther Free's passing, 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.

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Esther Free passed away in September 1967 at 87 years old. No cause of death has been entered for Esther. She was born on February 8, 1880. There is no information about Esther's surviving family. We know that Esther Free had been residing in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida.

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