Myrtle Wester (1906 - 1993)

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Myrtle Wester
1906 - 1993
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July 20, 1906
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December 1993
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Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida 32216
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Myrtle Wester was born on July 20, 1906. She died in December 1993 at age 87. We know that Myrtle Wester had been residing in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida 32216.
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Myrtle Wester died in December 1993 at 87 years of age. She was born on July 20, 1906. There is no information about Myrtle's family or relationships. We know that Myrtle Wester had been residing in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida 32216.

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In 1906, in the year that Myrtle Wester was born, abolitionist and suffragette leader Susan B. Anthony died, before women's right to vote nationally was realized (in 1920). She, along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, founded the National American Woman Suffrage Association which later became the League of Women Voters. She died at the age of 86 of heart failure and pneumonia in her home in New York.

In 1912, she was just 6 years old when New Mexico became the 47th state of the Union in January. Previously a province of Mexico, then a territory of the United States and mostly populated by Native Americans and Mexicans, once it became a U.S. territory it was increasingly colonized by European-American settlers. Its population was over 327,000 when it became a state.

In 1931, by the time she was 25 years old, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1951, Myrtle was 45 years old when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1993, in the year of Myrtle Wester's passing, on February 26th, a truck bomb exploded in the garage under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the bomb didn't do what was planned (collapse the North Tower into the South Tower), it did kill six people and injured thousands of people.

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