Ada Florence Leahy (1873 - 1946)

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Fitzroy, Australia

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Fitzroy, Australia

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Family

Father: Hardy William Leahy
Mother: Elizabeth Mooney Leahy

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Florence

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1873 - In the year that Ada Florence Leahy was born, on September 18th, the New York stock market crash - due to the failure of a number of banks - began the Panic of 1873. After the boom following the Civil War, the Coinage Act of 1873 and other factors led to the market crash. Thus began the "Long Depression" - also called the "Great Depression" until the 1930's.

1875 - At the age of only 2 years old, Ada was alive when on May 17th, Aristides was the first horse to win the Kentucky Derby. It was the first year of the "The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports" - begun by Col. Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr., the grandson of William Clark, the explorer.

1878 - By the time she was merely 5 years old, on September 12th, Cleopatra's Needle, built in Egypt in 1450 B.C. and transported to England, was erected in London. It had arrived in England on January 21st, having been towed by boat.

1886 - At the age of only 13 years old, Ada was alive when on June 13th, the "Great Vancouver Fire" destroyed most of Vancouver, British Columbia. A small brush fire got out of control and spread to the rest of the city. Dozens of people died and it was only after the fire that money was raised for a fire hall. The local Squamish tribe rescued people who had jumped into bodies of water to escape the conflagration.

1946 - In the year of Ada Florence Leahy's passing, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

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Ada Florence Leahy died in 1946 in Fitzroy, Australia at 73 years of age. There is no listed cause of death. She was born in 1873. She was born to Hardy William Leahy and Elizabeth Mooney Leahy, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.

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