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

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Selma Henriette Louise (Damm) Behne
1864 - 1941
Born
April 1864
Königreich Preußen (Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire) in Germany
Death
March 1, 1941
Her son's house in Coitsville, Mahoning County, Ohio
Other Names
Selma Henriette Louise Schärffe (Damm)
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Selma Henriette Louise (Damm) Behne was born in April 1864 at Königreich Preußen (Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire), Germany. Her maiden name is Damm and she married into the Behne family. She had sibling Walter. She was baptized at Sachsen-Anhalt, Königreich Preußen (Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire). According to her family tree, Selma was mother to 1 child. She married Otto Behne. They were married until death separated them. They had a child William Otto Behne Sr.. Selma died on March 1, 1941 at Her son's house, Coitsville, Ohio at age 76.
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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 Henriette Louise (Damm) Behne
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Selma Henriette Louise (Damm) Schärffe
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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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Angina pectoris
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March 4, 1941
Coitsville Cemetary in Coitsville, Mahoning County, Ohio
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at Sachsen-Anhalt, Königreich Preußen (Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire)
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Russell Behne commented on Oct 14, 2018
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 . Selma was born in April 1864 at Königreich Preußen (Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire), Germany. She had sibling Walter. According to her family tree, she married Otto Behne. They were married until death separated them. They had a child William Otto Behne Sr..
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In 1864, in the year that Selma Henriette Louise (Damm) Behne was born, on April 22nd, the Coinage Act of 1864 was passed by Congress. It mandated that "In God We Trust" was to be placed on all United States coins and created a 2 cent coin. Later - in 1956 - "In God We Trust" replaced "E Pluribus Unum" - which means out of many, one - as the national motto.

In 1889, at the age of 25 years old, Selma was alive when on January 15th, the Coca-Cola Company was incorporated - originally as the "Pemberton Medicine Company". The Coca-Cola drink was originally created by John Stith Pemberton, first as a patent medicine and then as a soda fountain drink. Pemberton had sold the company in 1888, shortly before he died.

In 1910, at the age of 46 years old, Selma was alive when Halley's comet, which returns past the earth every 75 - 76 years was observed photographically for the first time. Two fortuitous events occurred - photography had been invented since the last time the comet had passed and the comet was relatively close. There was panic because one astronomer claimed that the gas from its tail "would impregnate the atmosphere and possibly snuff out all life on the planet." People bought gas masks, "anti-comet pills" and "anti-comet umbrellas".

In 1927, at the age of 63 years old, Selma was alive when 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1941, in the year of Selma Henriette Louise (Damm) Behne's passing, on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

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