Ida Stephenson (1883 - 1976)

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Alma, Crawford County, Arkansas

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1883 - In the year that Ida Stephenson was born, on February 28th, in Boston MA, the first vaudeville theater was opened by Benjamin Franklin Keith.

1904 - At the age of 21 years old, Ida was alive when the "Teddy's Bear" was first produced. After seeing a political cartoon of President Teddy Roosevelt refusing to kill a clubbed and tied up bear, Jewish Russian immigrant Morris Michtom - who owned a candy shop and sold stuffed animals that he and his wife made at night at the store - made a "Teddy's Bear" and put it in his shop's window. The stuffed bears were an immediate success and Michtom and his wife went on to found the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co.

1943 - At the age of 60 years old, Ida was alive when on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

1959 - By the time she was 76 years old, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

1976 - In the year of Ida Stephenson'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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Ida Stephenson passed away in October 1976 at age 92. No cause of death has been entered. She was born on November 5, 1883. We have no information about Ida's family. We know that Ida Stephenson had been residing in Alma, Crawford County, Arkansas.

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