Mabel Anderson (1904 - 1978)

Mabel Anderson
1904 - 1978
updated February 06, 2019
Mabel Anderson was born on March 28, 1904. She died in January 1978 at 73 years of age. We know that Mabel Anderson had been residing in Madison, Lac Qui Parle County, Minnesota 56256.


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Mabel Anderson died in January 1978 at 73 years of age. She was born on March 28, 1904. We have no information about Mabel's family or relationships. We know that Mabel Anderson had been residing in Madison, Lac Qui Parle County, Minnesota 56256.
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In 1904, in the year that Mabel Anderson 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 1923, Mabel was 19 years old when the Teapot Dome scandal became the subject of an investigation by Senator Walsh and severely damaged the reputation of the Harding administration. Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall was convicted of accepting bribes from oil companies and became the first Cabinet member to go to prison. At the time, the Teapot Dome scandal was seen as "greatest and most sensational scandal in the history of American politics".

In 1938, by the time she was 34 years old, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1960, Mabel was 56 years old when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

In 1978, in the year of Mabel Anderson's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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Other Mabel Andersons

around Oct 24, 1898 - around Dec 22, 1989
around 1906 - Unknown
around 1921 - Unknown
Unknown - 1933
1920 - 1984
1904 - 1982
1896 - 1977
Unknown - Unknown
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1920 - 1973
Unknown - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
1894 - 1969
1896 - 1968
Unknown - Unknown
Nov 4, 1890 - November 1967
1877 - 1967
1897 - 1966

Other Andersons

Jul 29, 1918 - May 23, 2009
May 27, 1899 - June 1973
Dec 17, 1918 - Mar 28, 1996
Feb 16, 1918 - April 1987
Apr 12, 1916 - Dec 31, 2010
Dec 27, 1918 - December 1984
Nov 21, 1916 - Nov 14, 2006
Jan 7, 1921 - Jul 16, 2002
May 3, 1907 - Oct 31, 1984
Jul 17, 1919 - July 1991
Feb 22, 1896 - February 1982
Feb 9, 1913 - Jan 12, 1976
Mar 17, 1889 - August 1983
Jun 29, 1912 - November 1975
Sep 9, 1889 - May 1968
Feb 25, 1917 - Jun 13, 2001
Apr 28, 1914 - Dec 8, 2003
Apr 24, 1899 - April 1968
Nov 30, 1913 - Jul 6, 1988
Jul 14, 1901 - Jul 15, 1967

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Aug 13, 1910 - Aug 22, 1992
Aug 26, 1902 - August 1975
May 15, 1914 - Jan 25, 1988
Dec 6, 1883 - May 1971
Jun 2, 1917 - Jun 22, 1997
Oct 6, 1905 - Sep 14, 1993
Jan 23, 1909 - Mar 30, 1993
Sep 10, 1917 - Jul 26, 2000
Nov 25, 1919 - Jul 5, 2008
Nov 25, 1908 - July 1972
Apr 10, 1902 - Oct 15, 1967
Aug 5, 1894 - October 1986
Dec 10, 1906 - April 1976
Feb 19, 1917 - Dec 26, 2003
Jul 27, 1916 - Jun 21, 2002
Jul 2, 1916 - Dec 30, 2001
Jul 25, 1915 - Aug 17, 2000
Nov 1, 1917 - November 1980
Jan 20, 1891 - August 1983
Jul 7, 1916 - Apr 3, 2000
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