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Loye Whidden (1906 - 1978)

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Loye Whidden
1906 - 1978
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June 22, 1906
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February 1978
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Kannapolis, Cabarrus County, North Carolina 28081
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Loye Whidden was born on June 22, 1906. Loye died in February 1978 at 71 years old. We know that Loye Whidden had been residing in Kannapolis, Cabarrus County, North Carolina 28081.
Updated: November 1, 2011
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Loye Whidden passed away in February 1978 at age 71. Loye was born on June 22, 1906. We have no information about Loye's family or relationships. We know that Loye Whidden had been residing in Kannapolis, Cabarrus County, North Carolina 28081.
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In 1906, in the year that Loye Whidden was born, abolitionist and suffragette leader Susan B. Anthony died, before women's right to vote nationally was realized (in 1920). She, along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, founded the National American Woman Suffrage Association which later became the League of Women Voters. She died at the age of 86 of heart failure and pneumonia in her home in New York.

In 1917, when this person was merely 11 years old, it is believed that a worldwide influenza pandemic began in Asia. By 1920, it is estimated that 50 - 100 million died throughout the world (3 - 5% of the population). In the U.S. alone, 500,000 perished from what came to be called the Spanish Flu or the 1918 flu.

In 1937, when this person was 31 years old, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1941, this person was 35 years old when in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1978, in the year of Loye Whidden's passing, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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