Sarah Burwell (1883 - 1976)

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Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina

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1883 - In the year that Sarah Burwell was born, on February 28th, in Boston MA, the first vaudeville theater was opened by Benjamin Franklin Keith.

1885 - When she was merely 2 years old, Germany's Karl Benz built the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, which had an internal combustion engine. It is considered to be the world's first automobile. The Benz cost $150 - just under $4,000 in today's money.

1886 - Sarah was merely 3 years old when on January 5th, Scottish novelist Robert Louis Stevenson's book the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was published. Immediately popular, the paperback book was sold for $1 in the U.S. - almost $25 today. Stevenson's stepson said that he wrote the first draft in under 3 days.

1921 - At the age of 38 years old, Sarah was alive when the silent film The Sheik, directed by George Melford and starring Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres (also featuring Adolphe Menjou) debuted on October 21st. Critics weren't enthusiastic but the public loved it - in the first few weeks 125,000 people had seen the movie - and it eventually exceeded $1 million in ticket sales. And Rudolph Valentino, an Italian American, became the heartthrob of a female generation.

1976 - In the year of Sarah Burwell's passing, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

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Sarah Burwell died in June 1976 at 93 years old. There is no known cause of death. She was born on March 18, 1883. We have no information about Sarah's family or relationships. We know that Sarah Burwell had been residing in Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina.

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