Amelia Prymus (1857 - 1938)

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Amelia Prymus
1857 - 1938
updated February 06, 2019
Amelia Prymus was born around 1857. She died on March 24, 1938 in New York at 81 years old.

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Amelia Prymus died on March 24, 1938 in New York at 81 years of age. She was born around 1857. There is no information about Amelia's family.
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In 1857, in the year that Amelia Prymus was born, on October 13th, New York banks closed due to the Panic of 1857. The banks didn't reopen until December 12th.

In 1861, at the age of merely 4 years old, Amelia was alive when on August 5th, in order to help pay for the Civil War, the Federal government instituted the first income tax in the United States. The Revenue Act of 1861 was rescinded in 1862 but from 1861 through 1862, a flat tax was charged - 3% - on all income over $800, which included only 3% of households. In 1862, a broader tax was enacted.

In 1897, by the time she was 40 years old, on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

In 1904, she was 47 years old when the World's Fair, officially known as the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, was held in St. Louis, Missouri. Attended by nearly 19.7 million people (and later the subject of a Judy Garland film), the Fair was funded by federal, state and local sources to the tune of $15 million. As the name suggests, the Fair was suggested as a way to celebrate the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. In the past, World's Fairs were a way of bringing new technology to the attention of the masses and this fair was no exception - the use of electricity (the public feared it at the time), personal cars, airplanes, and the electric streetcar were all highlighted.

In 1938, in the year of Amelia Prymus's passing, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

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William S Prymus
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John J Prymus
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Kenneth T Prymus
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Robert N Prymus
Born: around 1919
Florida, United States
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around 1885 - Nov 29, 1924
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around 1905 - Dec 7, 1907
Bridget D Pryne
around 1876 - Feb 6, 1928
John Pryne
around 1852 - Mar 21, 1930
Dinah Prynn
around 1854 - Jul 28, 1939
Elmra Pryola
around 1894 - Mar 9, 1910
Edith Pryon
around 1865 - Jan 16, 1935
Addie Pryor
around 1876 - Jul 15, 1939
Adelaide Pryor
around 1911  - Jun 30, 1911
Agnes M Pryor
around 1899 - Sep 9, 1928
Albert Pryor
around 1859 - Aug 4, 1902
Albert Pryor
around 1914 - Jan 21, 1929
Alfred H Pryor
around 1862 - Feb 10, 1895
Amelia Pryor
around 1907 - Jan 23, 1908
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around 1864 - Nov 9, 1947
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