Bodie Doreathea Mortensen (1872 - 1946)



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M Ponds, Australia

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Father: Jessen Peter Jorgen Mortensen
Mother: Anne Kjest Jessen Mortensen


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1872 - In the year that Bodie Doreathea Mortensen was born, on May 10th, Victoria Woodhull became the first woman to be nominated for President of the United States. She was too young to qualify for President - a year under the minimum age, 35 - and women couldn't vote but she was nominated by the Equal Rights Party, which supported equal rights and suffrage for women. She didn't appear on the official ballot.

1876 - At the age of merely 4 years old, Bodie was alive when in the Spring, Sioux chief Sitting Bull's encampment in the region of the Little Bighorn River was expanded by "vast numbers" from other tribes. This meeting of Native Americans became the last great gathering of native peoples on the Great Plains.

1881 - When this person was merely 9 years old, on March 4th, James A. Garfield became the 20th President of the United States. On July 2nd, he was shot by Charles Guiteau, a lawyer, in Washington, D.C. The wound became infected and Garfield died on September 19. Vice President Chester A. Arthur immediately became the 21st President.

1884 - This person was only 12 years old when on May 1st, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions - a US association - first resolved that "eight hours shall constitute a legal day's labour from and after May 1, 1886, and that we recommend to labour organisations throughout this jurisdiction that they so direct their laws as to conform to this resolution by the time named." Previously, workdays would consist of 10 to 16 hours a day - 6 days a week. It would take years before the 8 hour workday became common practice - and longer before it became a law.

1946 - In the year of Bodie Doreathea Mortensen'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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Bodie Doreathea Mortensen died in 1946 in M Ponds, Australia at 74 years of age. No cause of death has been entered for Bodie. Bodie was born in 1872. Bodie was born to Jessen Peter Jorgen Mortensen and Anne Kjest Jessen Mortensen, and we currently have no other siblings in their family tree.


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