Lucy Badger (1913 - 1974)

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Evanston, Cook County, Illinois

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Charles Badger

Charles Badger

Nanny and Pop Pop at Home

Nanny and Pop Pop at Home

My moms baby shower 1956

My moms baby shower 1956

Nora LaRue Badger & Uncle Jim VanDyke

Nora LaRue Badger & Uncle Jim VanDyke

Merle Rosselder Badger In Politics

Merle Rosselder Badger In Politics

Baby Herb & Dad Merle Badger

Baby Herb & Dad Merle Badger

Wedding Day Grandma & Grandpa Badger

Wedding Day Grandma & Grandpa Badger

My mom and grandparents

My mom and grandparents

Katherine "Kitty Ann" Wells Badger

Katherine "Kitty Ann" Wells Badger

Dallas Leonard Badger

Dallas Leonard Badger

William Haines Badger

William Haines Badger

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1913 - In the year that Lucy Badger was born, the 17th Amendment, establishing the direct election of U.S. Senators, was adopted. Previously, Senators were elected by state legislatures. As early as 1826, a call to elect senators through popular vote was championed and previous to the 17th amendment, two states had already changed their process. Governors are still able to appoint senators to vacant seats until an election can be held.

1920 - By the time she was just 7 years old, speakeasies replaced saloons as the center of social activity. After the 18th Amendment was ratified and selling alcohol became illegal, saloons closed and speakeasies took their place. Speakeasies, also called a blind pig or blind tiger, were "so called because of the practice of speaking quietly about such a place in public, or when inside it, so as not to alert the police or neighbors". There were a lot of them and they were very popular. And where saloons often prohibited women, they were encouraged at speakeasies because of the added profits.

1939 - Lucy was 26 years old when in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

1967 - By the time she was 54 years old, on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

1974 - In the year of Lucy Badger's passing, on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

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Lucy Badger passed away in November 1974 at 61 years old. No cause of death has been entered for Lucy. She was born on September 12, 1913. We have no information about Lucy's immediate family. We know that Lucy Badger had been residing in Evanston, Cook County, Illinois.

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