Selma Henriette Louise (Damm) Behne (1864 - 1941)

Selma Henriette Louise (Damm) Behne
1864 - 1941
updated February 06, 2019
Selma Henriette Louise (Damm) Behne, mother to 1 child, was born in April 1864 at Königreich Preußen (Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire), Germany. She was born into the Damm family and married into the Behne family. , She had sibling Walter. Selma was baptized at Sachsen-Anhalt, Königreich Preußen (Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire). She married Otto Behne and they were together until death separated them. They gave birth to William Otto Behne Sr.. She died on March 1, 1941 at Her son's house, Coitsville, Ohio at age 76.

Immigrated from Germany at the age of 28.
Destination: New York
Transit and travel compartment: Staying In The Usa [transit]; Cabin Passenger [travel]
Manifest#: 42583
Location of last residence: Magdeburg
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Selma Henriette Louise (Damm) Behne
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Selma
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Henriette Louise
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Damm
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Behne, Damm
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Selma Henriette Louise Schärffe (Damm)
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Her son's house, in Coitsville, Mahoning County, Ohio
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Selma Behne was born in at Königreich Preußen (Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire), in Germany
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Selma Behne died on at Her son's house, in Coitsville, Mahoning County, Ohio
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Selma Behne was born in at Königreich Preußen (Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire), in Germany
Selma Behne died on at Her son's house, in Coitsville, Mahoning County, Ohio
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Death
Angina pectoris
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at Coitsville Cemetary, in Coitsville, Mahoning County, Ohio
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Prussian

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Evangelical (Lutheran)

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at Sachsen-Anhalt, Königreich Preußen (Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire),

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Selma Henriette Louise (Damm) Behne & Otto Behne

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1854 - 1892

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Mar 15, 1883 - Jan 31, 1973

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Russell Behne
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Born in April 1864 - Kingdom of Prussia
Died 1 March 1941 (Saturday) - Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio
Buried 4 March 1941 (Tuesday) - Coitsville Cemetary, Coitsville, Mahoning County, Ohio
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Selma Henriette Louise (Damm) Behne, mother to 1 child, passed away on March 1, 1941 at Her son's house, Coitsville, Ohio at age 76. She was buried in Coitsville Cemetary, Coitsville, Ohio. She was born in April 1864 at Königreich Preußen (Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire), Germany. , She had sibling Walter. Selma married Otto Behne and they were together until death separated them. They gave birth to William Otto Behne Sr..
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In 1864, in the year that Selma Henriette Louise (Damm) Behne was born, on October 5th, a cyclone killed 70,000 people in Calcutta, India. Calcutta is in a "very high damage risk" cyclone zone, although this was an especially powerful one.

In 1899, at the age of 35 years old, Selma was alive when the meaning of Chinese "oracle bones" was rediscovered. Farmers in China had been turning up the bones in their fields for generations but most often they were ground up and sold as medicine. The chancellor of the Imperial Academy and a friend noticed, before they ground the bones, that they had writing. The bones had been used around the second millennium BC for divination.

In 1915, by the time she was 51 years old, The Birth of a Nation opened in February. A silent film, it was the most ambitious film to date and is considered a classic. Three hours long, it starred Lillian Gish and was directed by D. W. Griffith. The movie was based on the book The Clansman and told the story of two families (one pro-Union and one pro-Confederate) and their relationship during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The KKK was shown as "a heroic force".

In 1936, by the time she was 72 years old, on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1941, in the year of Selma Henriette Louise (Damm) Behne's passing, in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

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