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Nellie B Caster (1889 - 1991)

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Nellie Loumyra (Booher) Caster
1889 - 1991
Born
October 23, 1889
Darlington, Montgomery County, Indiana United States
Death
October 13, 1991
Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana United States 47933
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Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana 47933
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Nellie B Caster was born on October 23, 1889 in Darlington, Indiana United States. Her maiden name is Booher and she married into the Caster family. She died on October 13, 1991 in Crawfordsville, Indiana United States at 101 years old.
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Born in Darlington, Indiana in 1889, Nellie would live to see many changes in the world from the invention of the car and airplane to the space shuttle and personal computers. Her parents were George Arthur and Ella Booher and she had two brothers, Willis and Harold. She married William Caster and had a son William, named for his father and grandfather and a daughter Arthella, whom she named after both her parents. Nellie had 6 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and 13 great great grandchildren. She attended Earlam college receiving a teaching certificate and taught school in a one room school house in the early part of the 20th century. During her long lifetime she became known as a talented seamstress and excellent cook. She also worked as a millner creating and making hats. Nellie loved her family, animals, books, education, was conservative in her politics and had little patience for things she termed "simple". She possessed a very sharp mind, acerbic wit, kind heart and had very definate opinions of her own. Nellie was born with a liberated mind even hyphenating her name long before it was fashionable.
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Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana 47933
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Nellie B Caster passed away on October 13, 1991 in Crawfordsville, Indiana United States at 101 years of age. She was buried in Saint James Lutheran Cemetery, Darlington, Indiana . She was born on October 23, 1889 in Darlington, Indiana United States. We have no information about Nellie's immediate family.
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In 1889, in the year that Nellie B Caster was born, on February 22nd, President Cleveland signed a bill allowing North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington to become states. North and South Dakota became the 39th and 40th states on November 2nd, Montana became the 41st state on November 8th, and Washington became the 42nd state on November 11th.

In 1900, by the time she was merely 11 years old, the U.S. helped put down Boxer Rebellion. The Boxer Rebellion took place in China, where the presence of "outsiders" (foreigners) was resented. The United States, along with Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, and Russia, had business interests in China and these countries all sent troops to put down the Rebellion and keep China open to their presence and to Christian missionaries.

In 1961, by the time she was 72 years old, on August 13th, East Germany began erection of what would become the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin. In one day, they installed barbed wire entanglements and fences (called Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany). On August 17th, the first concrete elements and large blocks were put in place.

In 1981, she was 92 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".

In 1991, in the year of Nellie B Caster's passing, on January 16th, Allied forces began the first phase of Operation Desert Storm. Saddam Hussein's forces had previously invaded the sovereign state of Kuwait and the focus of the operation was to remove his Iraqi troops from Kuwait. On February 24th, the ground war began. Within 100 hours, American ground troops declared Kuwait liberated.

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