Lydia Anderson (1883 - 1970)

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Bertha, Todd County, Minnesota

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

1916 - By the time she was 33 years old, the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

1918 - By the time she was 35 years old, in July, Russian revolutionaries executed the former Tzar Nicholas II and his immediate family. While it was rumored that two of the children had survived, it was later proven through DNA analysis - when their bodies were found - that the entire family had been killed.

1955 - Lydia was 72 years old when on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

1970 - In the year of Lydia Anderson's passing, on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

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Lydia Anderson died in March 1970 at 86 years old. No cause of death has been listed for Lydia. She was born on August 21, 1883. There is no information about Lydia's family. We know that Lydia Anderson had been residing in Bertha, Todd County, Minnesota.

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