Sunday, March 15, 2015

A Birthday Tribute - Fern Lyndell (Cotton) Carter

I decided to complete this Saturday Night Genealogy Fun mission from Randy Seaver for both my grandmothers because they both have birthdays this month. 

My father's mother, Fern Lyndell (Cotton) Carter was born on March 22, 1922 to Ray Everett & Annie Florilla (Gibbs) Cotton. She died on October 31, 2002. 
Not sure of the date on this picture

In 1922, March 22 was a Wednesday. This site is where I found the information. It also tells me that she is an Aries and was born in the year of the Dog in the Chinese zodiac. 

Historical Headlines - From - Headlines include problems in Ireland, work on a Four-Power Treaty, and the Fatty Arbuckle Trial. 
Hollywood Scandal

Historical happenings for March 22 can be found here and here, including:

  • 1765 - Stamp Act is imposed on the American colonies
  • 1933 - FDR makes beer and wine with an alcohol content up to 3.2% legal
  • 1946 - first U.S. rocket leaves the Earth's atmosphere
  • 1965 - the U.S. confirms the use of chemical warfare in Vietnam.
  • 1972 the Equal Rights Amendment is approved by Congress (but is never ratified by the required 3/4ths of states). 

This site lists famous birthdays on March 22, including:

  • Chico Marx - born in 1887 and died in 1961
  • Louis L'Amour - born in 1907 and died in 1988
  • Karl Malden - born in 1912 and died in 2009
  • Marcel Marceau - born in 1923 and died in 2007
  • Stephen Sondheim - born in 1930
  • George Benson - born in 1943
  • With my Dad
    Probably about 1941

Christmas was always her favorite
She would be turning 93 this year

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