Agnes Jessie (Paton) Ternes (1866 - 1946)



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East Malvern, VIC Australia

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E Malv, Australia

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Father: Paton Andrew Ternes
Mother: Annie Dockart Ternes


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1866 - In the year that Agnes Jessie (Paton) Ternes was born, on February 13th, the first robbery committed by Jesse James and his gang - a daylight bank robbery - occurred in Liberty, Missouri. Jesse's presence has been disputed but most historians agree that he was there.

1905 - By the time she was 39 years old, the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

1907 - Agnes was 41 years old when the Monongah coal mining disaster occurred on December 6th, happening at the Fairmont Coal Company’s No. 6 and No. 8 mines.. Over 361 miners were killed. Because there was no breathing apparatus at the time to help rescuers, recovery efforts were greatly hampered. It is considered the worst mining disaster in American history and led to government oversight in mining practices.

1937 - When she was 71 years old, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

1946 - In the year of Agnes Jessie (Paton) Ternes's passing, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

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Agnes Jessie (Paton) Ternes passed away in 1946 in East Malvern, VIC , Australia at 80 years old. There is no listed cause of death for Agnes. She was born in 1866. She was born to Paton Andrew Ternes and Annie Dockart Ternes, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree. We know that Agnes Jessie (Paton) Ternes had been residing in E Malv, Australia.


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