My name is Ethel Waters. I was born in Chester, Pennsylvania on October 31, 1896 as a result of the rape of my teenaged mother, Louise Anderson; she was 13 years at that time. My father John Waters is a pianist and family acquaintance from a mixed-race middle-class background, but he played no role in raising me. I was an American blues, jazz and gospel vocalist and actress. I frequently performed jazz, big band, and pop music, on the Broadway stage and in concerts, although I began my career in the 1920s singing blues.
For example, on (“Famous Authors”) it says, “ Her studies and teaching career ended when she married Almanzo Wilder who was ten years her senior on August 25, 1885.¨ This quote shows that this was a very big moment in her life, and that changed her life forever. According to (“LIW Frontier Girl”) it states, “ Rose Wilder was born December 5, 1886, in De Smet, Dakota Territory, the first child of Almanzo and Laura Ingalls Wilder.” This quote tells me that Laura's life changed again, and she now had the to take on the responsibility of caring for a child. Finally, on a website called (“Hoover. Archives”) it claims, “ Caroline Ingalls (Ma) dies in De Smet, South Dakota.” This quote is very important because now, Laura Ingalls Wilder will not have her mother to comfort her when she's having a hard time with something. These few things have turned Laura into a very influential
Birth: 1122 or 1124 CE (exact date is unknown), but some accounts record her family listing her as 15 in the Spring of 1137 CE ,and some other accounts record her 14th birthday to be in 1136 CE. Her place of birth place was Poitiers, Western France. Death: 31 March, 1204, when she was just 82 years of age, and surprisingly, she died at her place of birth, in Poitiers in Western France. Parents: Aenor de Châtellerault, (1103 – March 1130) and William X, Duke of of Aquitaine (1099 – April 9, 1137) Occupation: She was one of the most powerful, wealthy women in the history of the Middle Ages. She was the eldest child of William X, who was Duke of Aquitaine at that time, and she rose to be Queen of France.
On June 24, 2006, Patsy Ramsey died after a long battle with ovarian cancer. This was nearly 10 years after JonBenét’s death. Patsy is buried next to JonBenét, in Atlanta, Georgia, where the family lived before moving to Colorado. At that time public outcry centered on the fact that Patsy Ramsey passed away before justice could be served in the death of her
Bessie Coleman was born in Atlanta, Texas on January 26, 1892 and later passed away in April of 1926; she was only 34 years old. Bessie was born to George and Susan Coleman and had 12 brothers and sisters; she was one of 13 children. The family lived in constant struggle because they had to deal with the conflicts of racism and poverty. As a result, Coleman’s father left the family in search of better opportunities, thus forcing the mother to assume all responsibility for all 13 children. At 12 years old, Coleman attended the Missionary Baptist Church in Texas and graduated.
Betty was also of mixed blood born into slavery her master Martha Eppes. Eppes married John Wayles becoming his first wife. After two years she gave birth to her only surviving child, Martha Wayles. Sadly the mother died less than a week later. After the death of John Wayles’ third wife, Wayles seek out Betty, she became his concubine.
Lewis was born on Aug 18 1774 grew up near Charlottesville VA on locust hill with his parents William and Lucy Meriwether. Lewis´s father died while serving in the continental army in 1779 so Lewis´s mother married John marks then relocated to georgia where he spent 7 years there and developed a love for the wilderness. In 1801 near Ivy Virginia Lewis was asked by President Thomas Jefferson to be his personal secretary he shaped our country 's past he explored the west of america and made contact with Native americans he died on October 11 1809 he killed himself. Lewis was raised by Lucy meriwether and John marks (William Meriwether dies while serving the continental army) Lewis went to Washington and lee university until the age
His parents were Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks Lincoln. He had an older sister, Sarah, and a younger brother, Thomas, who died at a young age. In 1817, the Lincolns were forced from their homes due to a land dispute. They moved to Indiana and eventually bought land there. Abraham’s mother died when he was nine years old due to milk poisoning.
The Life Of Bill Clinton Background of the President William Jefferson Clinton most commonly known as Bill Clinton was born William Jefferson Blythe III in Hope, Arkansas, on August 19, 1946, approximately three months after his the death of his father. Clinton was raised by his strong-willed grandmother Edith Cassidy and his free spirited mother Virginia Cassidy Blythe two domineering women who often competed for his attention. Clinton spent the early years of his life being taught by his grandmother while his mother way away in New Orleans attending school to become a nurse. (World Biography Encyclopedia) In 1950, Clinton 's mother, Virginia, married a car dealer and abusive alcoholic by the name of Roger Clinton who moved the family to Hot Springs, Arkansas where years later Clinton officially adopted his stepfather 's last name. In 1963, a year before graduating high school Clinton visited Washington D.C., as one of the two Arkansas
Hughes 's father left his family and later divorced Carrie, going to Cuba, and then Mexico, seeking to escape the enduring racism in the United States.  After the separation of his parents, while his mother traveled seeking employment, young Langston Hughes was raised mainly by his maternal grandmother, Mary Patterson Langston, in Lawrence, Kansas. Through the black American oral tradition and drawing from the activist experiences of her generation, Mary Langston instilled in her grandson a lasting sense of racial pride.  He spent most of his childhood in Lawrence, Kansas. After the death of his grandmother, he went to live with family friends, James and Mary Reed, for two years.