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Oscar Ystenes (1886 - 1966)

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Oscar Ystenes
1886 - 1966
Born
July 31, 1886
Ettrick, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin, 54627, United States
Death
November 1966
Trempealeau, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin, 54661, United States
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Blair, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin 54616
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Oscar Ystenes was born on July 31, 1886 in Ettrick, Wisconsin, United States. He died in November 1966 in Trempealeau, Wisconsin, United States at 80 years old. We know that Oscar Ystenes had been residing in Blair, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin 54616.
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Oscar John Ystenes was born to Nils Olsen Ystenes (1848-1931) and Elizabeth Johannesdatter Instenes (1859-1928), and he had siblings Emma Amalia (1883-1928), Clara Olava (1884-1911), Emma A. (1887-1970), Selmer (1889-1960), Julius Nicolai "Nick" (1891-1990), and Cornelius "Connie" Sanford (1893-1958).
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Oscar Ystenes passed away in November 1966 in Trempealeau, Wisconsin, United States at 80 years old. He was born on July 31, 1886 in Ettrick, Wisconsin, United States. There is no information about Oscar's immediate family. We know that Oscar Ystenes had been residing in Blair, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin 54616.
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In 1886, in the year that Oscar Ystenes was born, on June 13th, the "Great Vancouver Fire" destroyed most of Vancouver, British Columbia. A small brush fire got out of control and spread to the rest of the city. Dozens of people died and it was only after the fire that money was raised for a fire hall. The local Squamish tribe rescued people who had jumped into bodies of water to escape the conflagration.

In 1893, he was only 7 years old when on February 1st, Thomas Edison's motion picture studio on his laboratory grounds in West Orange New Jersey was completed. The studio was called "Black Maria" and the first movie made and viewed in it was of 3 people pretending to be blacksmiths.

In 1900, when he was merely 14 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 1949, he was 63 years old when comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1966, in the year of Oscar Ystenes's passing, on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

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