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Veva Roberts (1889 - 1973)

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Veva Roberts
1889 - 1973
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May 10, 1889
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February 1973
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Boonville, Oneida County, New York 13309
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Veva Roberts was born on May 10, 1889. She died in February 1973 at 83 years of age. We know that Veva Roberts had been residing in Boonville, Oneida County, New York 13309.
Updated: October 6, 2011
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Veva Roberts passed away in February 1973 at age 83. She was born on May 10, 1889. We have no information about Veva's immediate family. We know that Veva Roberts had been residing in Boonville, Oneida County, New York 13309.
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In 1889, in the year that Veva Roberts 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 1898, at the age of merely 9 years old, Veva was alive when on March 24th, Robert Allison of Pennsylvania became the first person to buy an American-built car. He bought a Winton, which he had seen in an advertisement in Scientific American. The Winton, built in Ohio, was made by hand and came with a leather roof, padded seats, gas lamps, and tires made by B.F. Goodrich.

In 1900, she was only 11 years old when when Floradora opened on Broadway. A huge success in London - opening in 1899 and running for 455 performances - the musical was even more successful in New York - running for 552 performances. The "Floradora girls" were the hit of the show - a "sextette of tall, gorgeous damsels, clad in pink walking costumes, black picture hats and carrying frilly parasols who swished onto the stage and captivated New York for no other reason than they were utterly stunning" ("tall and gorgeous" translated to 5'4"). A sensation, each Floradora girl was said to have married a millionaire.

In 1925, when she was 36 years old, on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1973, in the year of Veva Roberts's passing, on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

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