Amelia Cumming (1867 - 1946)

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Cfield, Australia

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Cfield, Australia

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Family

Father: Lloyd Evan Theodore Cumming
Mother: Jane Mullen Cumming

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1867 - In the year that Amelia Cumming was born, on January 8th, African-American men were given the right to vote in the District of Columbia when Congress overrode President Andrew Johnson's veto. This was the first place in the U.S. to give African Americans the right to vote.

1879 - At the age of only 12 years old, Amelia was alive when on October 22nd, Thomas Edison tested the first practical electric light bulb. Lasting 13½ hours before burning out, it used a "a carbon filament or strip coiled and connected to platina contact wires". He applied for a patent on November 4th, receiving the patent in January 1880.

1893 - She was 26 years old when a songbook, called Song Stories for the Kindergarten, was published by sisters Patty and Mildred Hill. One of the songs included in the book was "Good Morning to All" - later the lyrics were changed and it became "Happy Birthday to You".

1939 - At the age of 72 years old, Amelia was alive when in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

1946 - In the year of Amelia Cumming'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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Amelia Cumming passed away in 1946 in Cfield, Australia at age 79. No cause of death has been entered for Amelia. She was born in 1867. She was born to Lloyd Evan Theodore Cumming and Jane Mullen Cumming, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.

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