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Ailsa Georgina Booth-Jones (1907 - 1915)

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Ailsa Georgina Booth-Jones
1907 - 1915
Born
1907
Manchester , Lancashire County, England , United Kingdom
Death
May 7, 1915
At Sea
Last Known Residence
New York, New York United States
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Ailsa Georgina Booth-Jones was born in 1907 in Manchester , England , United Kingdom . She died on May 7, 1915 at At Sea at 8 years of age. We know that Ailsa Georgina Booth-Jones had been residing in New York, New York, United States.
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RMS Lusitania was at one time the world's biggest ship and could maintain a speed of 25 knots thanks to her turbine engines. She was torpedoed by a German U-Boat in 1915 and 1198 lives (out of a total of 1,959 passengers) were lost. Shown here is Ailsa Georgina Booth who lost her life along with her father and brother during the sinking.
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Ailsa Georgina Booth-Jones
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New York, New York United States
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Ailsa Booth-Jones was born in in Manchester , Lancashire County, England United Kingdom
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Ailsa Booth-Jones died on at At Sea
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Old Church Cemetery in Cork County Ireland
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The family boarded Lusitania as 2nd class to visit England. On May 7, 1915 Lusitania was struck by a torpedo from a German submarine in the Mid-Atlantic ocean. The family was lost during the sinking and only Ailsa's body was found.
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In 1907, in the year that Ailsa Georgina Booth-Jones was born, radiometric dating, a recently discovered technology that could date rocks, found that the earth was 2.2 billion years old which was dramatically older than previously thought. Later refinements and advancements in science would date the age of the earth at over 4.5 billion years.

In 1910, by the time she was merely 3 years old, the Mann Act, also called the White-Slave Traffic Act, was signed into law. Its purpose was to make it a felony to engage in interstate or foreign commerce transport of "any woman or girl for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery, or for any other immoral purpose". But the language was so broad that it was also applied to consensual sex between adults when wished.

In 1911, she was only 4 years old when Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, along with four fellow Norwegian explorers. After hearing that Peary had beaten him to the North Pole, Amundsen decided to tackle the South Pole. On December 14th, he succeeded.

In 1914, at the age of merely 7 years old, Ailsa was alive when in June, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Yugoslavian national. Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to Serbia. Other major powers took sides - and World War I began: Austria declared war on Serbia; Germany on Russia and France; Britain on Germany . . . and on it went until most of the world was embroiled in the war.

In 1915, in the year of Ailsa Georgina Booth-Jones's passing, in May, the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German torpedo. The Lusitania was a British passenger ship that was sailing from New York to Liverpool England. She sank in 18 minutes - 1,198 died and 761 survived. While travelers were the main casualty - and commodity - the Lusitania did carry wartime weapons. "Remember the Lusitania" became the rallying cry of World War 1.

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