Ada Williams (1886 - 1959)

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Ada Williams
1886 - 1959
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1886
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1959
St Kilda, Australia
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St Kilda, Australia
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Ada Williams was born in 1886. She was born to Hill Archibald Williams and Emily Collins Williams. She died in 1959 in St Kilda, Australia at 73 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Ada Williams died in 1959 in St Kilda, Australia at 73 years of age. She was born in 1886. She was born to Hill Archibald Williams and Emily Collins Williams.

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In 1886, in the year that Ada Williams was born, on February 14th, the first train left Los Angeles for the East -by the way of the transcontinental railroad - with a cargo of oranges. Due to irrigation and the import of water, Los Angeles was the ideal place to grow oranges - which became a popular addition to Christmas stockings.

In 1893, by the time she was only 7 years old, on November 7th, the women of Colorado were given the right to vote via a state referendum. Fifty-five percent of voters turned out and the referendum passed with 35,798 voting in favor and 29,551 voting against.

In 1906, at the age of 20 years old, Ada was alive when President Theodore Roosevelt received the Nobel Prize for Peace. The award was considered controversial at the time because many thought that he was an imperialist. But he had brokered peace between Russia and Japan a year previous and had allowed a dispute between Mexico and the U.S. to go to arbitration, resolving the issue peacefully rather than resorting to military conflict. For these two reasons, the Nobel Prize committee chose him for the Peace Prize.

In 1949, Ada was 63 years old when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1959, in the year of Ada Williams's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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