Amelia Burgess (1858 - 1946)

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M Park, Australia

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M Park, Australia

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Family

Father: Holland Alfred Burgess
Mother: Lucy Vernon Burgess

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1858 - In the year that Amelia Burgess was born, on January 25th, the "Wedding March" - composed by Felix Mendelssohn - became a popular wedding recessional after being played at the marriage of Queen Victoria's daughter Victoria - eldest child of Victoria and Albert and Princess Royal. Princess Victoria was married to Prince Friedrich of Prussia in St James's Palace, London and as with all things royal in Victorian England, everyone wanted it played at their wedding.

1868 - When she was merely 10 years old, on May 30th, Memorial Day was observed as a day to decorate the graves of Union soldiers with flowers. General John A. Logan, of the Grand Army of the Republic, had declared the 30th "Decoration Day".

1881 - At the age of 23 years old, Amelia was alive when on May 21st, Clara Barton, a nurse, founded the American Red Cross. She was inspired by the Red Cross in Geneva Switzerland and the International Red Cross.

1917 - By the time she was 59 years old, in April, the U.S. entered World War I, declaring war against Germany. President Wilson had previously declared neutrality in the war - a position supported by the majority of Americans - but after Germany declared that they would sink all ships trading with Great Britain and sunk U.S. ships, public opinion began to change. Then the Lusitania was sunk, killing 1,201 - including 128 Americans - and more U.S. ships were sunk. The U.S. could stand aside no longer.

1946 - In the year of Amelia Burgess'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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Amelia Burgess died in 1946 in M Park, Australia at 88 years of age. There is no listed cause of death. She was born in 1858. She was born to Holland Alfred Burgess and Lucy Vernon Burgess, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.

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