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Amy Margaret Robertson Hocking (1879 - 1950)

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Amy Margaret Robertson Hocking
1879 - 1950
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1879
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1950
Cbury, Australia
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Cbury, Australia
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Amy Margaret Robertson Hocking was born in 1879. She is the child of Gunn William Robertson Hocking and Mary Black Mackinnon Stew Adamson Hocking. She died in 1950 in Cbury, Australia at 71 years of age.
Updated: September 3, 2013
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Amy Margaret Robertson Hocking died in 1950 in Cbury, Australia at 71 years old. She was born in 1879. She is the child of Gunn William Robertson Hocking and Mary Black Mackinnon Stew Adamson Hocking.
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In 1879, in the year that Amy Margaret Robertson Hocking was born, on November 10th, Bell Telephone and Western Union reached an agreement. Bell Telephone would keep out of the telegraphy business and Western Union would stay out of the telephone business - leading to success for both.

In 1885, at the age of only 6 years old, Amy was alive when on June 17th, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor. Two hundred thousand people and hundreds of boats greeted the statue. It had to be assembled but that had to wait until the pedestal was completed the following April.

In 1908, Amy was 29 years old when the Federal Bureau of Investigation was established as the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States; it simultaneously served as the nation's prime federal law enforcement agency. Stanley Finch was the first Chief (now called Director).

In 1911, she was 32 years old when British physicist Ernest Rutherford (born in New Zealand), along with German physicist Hans Geiger, discovered the structure of an atom. He found that atoms had nuclei (a nucleus) and were circled by electrons, much as planets orbit the sun.

In 1950, in the year of Amy Margaret Robertson Hocking's passing, in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

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