Catherine Franc Blevins (1868 - 1944)

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W Pville, Australia

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W Pville, Australia

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Father: Hennessy James Blevins
Mother: Ellen Ocallaghan Blevins

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Franc

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1868 - In the year that Catherine Franc Blevins was born, 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".

1873 - At the age of only 5 years old, Catherine was alive when on March 4th, Ulysses S. Grant was inaugurated for a second time as President of the United States. Grant ran against Horace Greeley - "go West, young man" - and won 55.6% of the popular vote versus Greeley's 43.8%.

1880 - She was merely 12 years old when on August 14th Cologne Cathedral, in Germany, was finally completed. Construction began in 1248, was halted in 1473, and then begun again in the 1800's - completed after 632 years.

1905 - When she was 37 years old, the German born physicist, Albert Einstein, proposed the Special Theory of Relativity: 1) that observers can never detect uniform motion except relative to other objects and that 2) unlike the velocity of massive objects, the speed of light is a constant and is the same for all observers independent of their constant velocity toward or away from the light source. Not such simple concepts that lead to the equation everyone now knows: E = mc2.

1944 - In the year of Catherine Franc Blevins's passing, on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

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Catherine Franc Blevins passed away in 1944 in W Pville, Australia at age 76. There is no listed cause of death. She was born in 1868. She was born to Hennessy James Blevins and Ellen Ocallaghan Blevins, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.

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