Dora May (Wadeson) Willox (1899 - 1938)

Dora May (Wadeson) Willox
1899 - 1938
updated June 11, 2019
Dora May (Wadeson) Willox was born on March 18, 1899 in Diamond Creek, VIC Australia. She was born into the Wadeson family and married into the Willox family. She was born to Edward Downson Wadeson and Mary Ann (Reeves) Wadeson, with siblings Reginald, Arthur, Edward, and Amy. Dora married Frederick Albert Willox. She died on November 2, 1938 in Swan Hill, VIC Australia at 39 years old.

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Dora Willox was born on in Diamond Creek, Nillumbik Shire County, VIC Australia 3089
Dora Willox died on in Swan Hill, Swan Hill Rural City County, VIC Australia 3585
Dora Willox was born on in Diamond Creek, Nillumbik Shire County, VIC Australia 3089
Dora Willox died on in Swan Hill, Swan Hill Rural City County, VIC Australia 3585
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1867 - Jul 21, 1943
1874 - Dec 7, 1951


1897 - Dec 21, 1950
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1902 - Jul 7, 1955


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The Argus, Melbourne. 12th November 1938.
WILLOX. ( nee Wadeson ).- On the 2nd November, at
Swan Hill, Dora May, the dearly beloved eldest daughter
of Edward D. and Mary Ann Wadeson, and loved sister of
Reginald, Edward, Arthur, Amy ( Mrs. C. Stanborough, deceased ).
Aged 39 years. - Deeply mourned.

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In 1899, in the year that Dora May (Wadeson) Willox was born, on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

In 1904, at the age of merely 5 years old, Dora was alive when the United States acquired the Panama Canal Zone. Now an unincorporated territory of the U.S., the Canal Zone had been previously held by the French, who were constructing a canal. The U.S. took over the construction of the Panama Canal and it was finally finished in 1914, when it was opened to commercial shipping. The United States held the Canal Zone until 1979.

In 1912, she was only 13 years old when the Girl Scouts of the USA was started by Juliette Gordon Low with the help of Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Boy Scouts in Great Britain. She said after a meeting with Baden-Powell, "I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!" And she did.

In 1929, at the age of 30 years old, Dora was alive when American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

In 1938, in the year of Dora May (Wadeson) Willox's passing, on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

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