Lillie Colson

(1904 - 1986)

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Lillie Colson
1904 - 1986
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September 9, 1904
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August 1986
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Williston, Levy County, Florida 32696
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Lillie Colson was born on September 9, 1904. She died in August 1986 at 81 years old. We know that Lillie Colson had been residing in Williston, Levy County, Florida 32696.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Lillie Colson passed away in August 1986 at 81 years old. She was born on September 9, 1904. There is no information about Lillie's family or relationships. We know that Lillie Colson had been residing in Williston, Levy County, Florida 32696.

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In 1904, in the year that Lillie Colson was born, 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.

In 1944, by the time she was 40 years old, on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

In 1958, when she was 54 years old, on January 1st, the European Economic Community (Common Market) came into operation. The first members were France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The Common Market was formed as a way to strengthen members' economies and deter wars in Europe.

In 1976, she was 72 years old when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1986, in the year of Lillie Colson's passing, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

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