Maude Roberts (1880 - 1976)

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Salem, Marion County, Oregon

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1880 - In the year that Maude Roberts was born, in October, the "Blizzard of 1880" began in North America - considered the most severe winter ever known in the US. Many areas were snowbound throughout the whole winter, which was made famous in Laura Ingalls Wilder's book The Long Winter.

1890 - At the age of just 10 years old, Maude was alive when on January 2nd, Alice Sanger became the first female staffer to work in the White House. She was hired as a stenographer and, as such, took dictation.

1915 - At the age of 35 years old, Maude was alive when The Birth of a Nation opened in February. A silent film, it was the most ambitious film to date and is considered a classic. Three hours long, it starred Lillian Gish and was directed by D. W. Griffith. The movie was based on the book The Clansman and told the story of two families (one pro-Union and one pro-Confederate) and their relationship during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The KKK was shown as "a heroic force".

1973 - At the age of 93 years old, Maude was alive when on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

1976 - In the year of Maude Roberts's passing, 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."

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Maude Roberts passed away in April 1976 at 96 years old. There is no known cause of death. She was born on February 19, 1880. We are unaware of information about Maude's immediate family. We know that Maude Roberts had been residing in Salem, Marion County, Oregon.

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