Ada Collings (1861 - 1949)

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Kew, Australia

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Kew, Australia

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Father: Stewart Alan Collings
Mother: Rebecca Perry Collings

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1861 - In the year that Ada Collings was born, on February 11th the U.S. House voted unanimously to guarantee noninterference with slavery in any state, allowing states to decide whether they would allow slavery or not.

1875 - By the time she was only 14 years old, on February 21st, Jeanne Calment was born in southern France. Her father was a shipbuilder and her mother was from a family of millers. She died August 4th, 1997 of natural causes - the world's oldest documented person to have ever lived - at the age of 122 years and 164 days.

1886 - At the age of 25 years old, Ada was alive when on October 28th, President Grover Cleveland officially dedicated the Statue of Liberty. A gift from France, the base for the statue had been built using donations from the American public. The unplanned but enthusiastic celebration after the dedication led to the first ticker tape parade.

1938 - When she was 77 years old, on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

1949 - In the year of Ada Collings's passing, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

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Ada Collings passed away in 1949 in Kew, Australia at 88 years of age. There is no listed cause of death for Ada. She was born in 1861. She was born to Stewart Alan Collings and Rebecca Perry Collings, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.

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