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Selma Bettin1898

Selma Bettin
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Birth March 17, 1898 32
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 15 days)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence - http://goo.gl/AZzZyH
Birth of a sisterHedwig Bettin
May 5, 1900 (Age 2 years)

Birth of a brotherFriedrich Bettin
April 12, 1902 (Age 4 years)

Birth of a sisterAuguste Bettin
June 1904 (Age 6 years)

Birth of a sisterEmilie Bettin
October 26, 1907 (Age 9 years)

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 17 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Death of a brotherFriedrich Bettin
February 2, 1918 (Age 19 years)

Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 18 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://goo.gl/CElxTx
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 19 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history - http://goo.gl/nYVCtq
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 31 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://goo.gl/MgHbRM
Death of a brotherAlfred Bettin
January 16, 1940 (Age 41 years)

Death of a motherEmilie Augustine Leidtke
September 6, 1943 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 43 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers - http://goo.gl/QfFDwG
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 51 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union - http://goo.gl/o1FrfM
Death of a sisterLuise Bettin
June 16, 1954 (Age 56 years)

Death of a sisterHedwig Bettin
July 20, 1972 (Age 74 years)


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Marriage: October 24, 1889
14 months
elder brother
3 years
elder sister
17 months
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
2 years
2 years
younger sister
23 months
younger brother
2 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
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  1. Generation 1
    1. Selma Bettin, daughter of Jakob Bettin and Emilie Augustine Leidtke, was born on March 17, 1898 in Cieszyn, Strassburg, Westpreussen.