Myrtle R Woodsum (1902 - 1988)

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Deadwood, Lawrence County, South Dakota

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1902 - In the year that Myrtle R Woodsum was born, the modern air conditioner was invented by Willis H. Carrier. The company that he worked for needed to find a way to control humidity and by solving this problem, Carrier created a system that could be used for cooling the rooms of a house. The Sun Belt thanks him!

1960 - At the age of 58 years old, Myrtle was alive when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

1974 - Myrtle was 72 years old when on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

1981 - She was 79 years old when on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

1988 - In the year of Myrtle R Woodsum's passing, on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

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Myrtle R Woodsum passed away in July 1988 at 85 years of age. There is no listed cause of death for Myrtle. She was born on December 20, 1902. There is no information about Myrtle's surviving family. We know that Myrtle R Woodsum had been residing in Deadwood, Lawrence County, South Dakota.

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