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Old 09-20-2015, 05:32 AM
 
Location: Japan
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Thank you for sharing this with me, Patrolman. Perhaps I can share the video of this TV show episode from 1956 with others to see how impressed they are by this event.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_iq5yzJ-Dk
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Old 09-20-2015, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Live in NY State, work in CT
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My paternal grandparents (my dad was about 15 years older than my mom) were born in the 1890s.....grandpa died in 1974 when I was only 7 so I don't remember him too well, grandma made it to a few days short of the beginning of 1986 (but for a lot of the time I would remember her, she had dementia and was in a nursing home). My wife who is 3 years older than I had all 4 grandparents born in the 1890s (her folks were both in their late 30s when she was born).
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Old 09-20-2015, 08:27 AM
 
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All four of my grandparents were born before 1900. Having spent a lot of time with both my grandmas I received a lot of information about their experiences of life on the prairie. But both of them were first generation Americans so there was little they could tell me about American history pre-1900.
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Old 09-20-2015, 08:37 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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As of a couple years ago there were still two of President John Tyler's (1841-1845) still living. They were in their 70s or early 80s if I remember correctly.
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Old 09-20-2015, 08:48 AM
 
Location: alabama.
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To think that John Hyatt was born just a smidgeon after the U.S. Civil War ended and he lived into the era of rock n' roll and the hippies, the beatniks, lived before the electric light or radio or TV or automobile etc. was invented, and other notable milestones in human history that came since that changed the course of human history. What a perspective he must have had!
here he is on the right in about 1965 with his younger brother on the left .. younger brother was born in 1868 ...

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Old 09-20-2015, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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I had younger deaths along with older parents so I only had a few great-relatives (a few great aunts and uncles.) Two grandparents were dead before I was even born, one died when I was in pre-school and another died before I graduated high school. Call me callous but based on my situation but I don't really see the issue. Every century we see this issue pop up based on life expectancy at the time. Sadly it's a fact of life.
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Old 09-20-2015, 12:18 PM
 
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Although I knew my Mother's Parents very well, I do not know the years they were born in, but both were young adults when they came to the USA in 1895. Probably born aroung 1875.

When I lived in Louisiana in the 1960s I met several people that had been slaves.

As a very young child in New Britain Ct I remember my school having a man, who was present when Liconln gave hin Gettysburg address, come and give a presentation.. I also met several Civil War veterans
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Wow. Just wow.

I'm in my 50's, and I can remember when Veterans Day parades had LOTS of World War I soldiers marching in them. Now they are all gone...
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Old 09-20-2015, 12:22 PM
 
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And then there were but two:

Susannah Mushatt Jones, born July 6, 1899 (American)
Emma Morana, born November 29, 1899 (Italian)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._living_people
It amazes me that if my Mother-in-Law's father was still alive, he would be the oldest person on earth (born 1898). He was a railroad engineer, and had great stories when I knew him.
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Old 09-20-2015, 03:21 PM
 
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Oh yes - my mother is going to be 92. Her father and mother were born in 1896 and 1885 - and I knew both of them. My grandmother was ten years older than my grandfather. I was 3 when she died, but I remember her. I was 16 when my grandfather died.

My father's father was born in 1886 and he died when I was 14.

Oh, and my great grandmother was born in 1877 and died when I was 6, but I barely remember her. Also had several great aunts and uncles that were born in the late 1890s and remember them well.
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Old 09-20-2015, 03:36 PM
 
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Thank you, Dark Enlightenment. I'm going to save this web video for my collection of video & audio files.



P.S.-- there is a web video of the 1972 Academy Awards, where Charlie Chaplin himself made an appearance to accept a Lifetime Achievement Award. He hadn't been in the USA since the early 1950s (where he was seemingly banished by the anti-Communist witchhunts of the 1950s). I thought he was already dead. He was 83 at the time (born in 1889 and died in 1977 at age 88). To think that he lived through the late 1970s and experienced all that transpired in human society from 1889 through 1977. He got a very long standing ovation and was very moved by the love and response of everyone there.
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