Edith Myrtle Smith (1890 - 1920)

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Edith Myrtle Smith
1890 - 1920
Newport, Australia
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Edith Myrtle Smith was born in 1890. She is the child of Magor John Alex Turnbull Smith and Agnes Bearl Smith. According to her family tree, she married Charles Eliel Pizzey. She died in 1920 in Newport, Australia at 30 years of age. We know that Edith Myrtle Smith had been residing in Australia.
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Edith Myrtle Smith died in 1920 in Newport, Australia at age 30. She was born in 1890. She is the child of Magor John Alex Turnbull Smith and Agnes Bearl Smith. According to her family tree, she married Charles Eliel Pizzey. We know that Edith Myrtle Smith had been residing in Australia.

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In 1890, in the year that Edith Myrtle Smith was born, on January 2nd, Alice Sanger became the first female staffer to work in the White House. She was hired as a stenographer and, as such, took dictation.

In 1901, by the time she was only 11 years old, John Pierpont "J. P." Morgan created U.S. Steel. J.P. Morgan was an American banker and financier who dominated U.S. business at this time. He had previously overseen the creation of General Electric, as well as International Harvester and AT&T. He has been referred to as America's greatest banker. U.S. Steel was the first billion dollar company in the world, worth $1.4 billion in 1901.

In 1902, when she was only 12 years old, the modern air conditioner was invented by Willis H. Carrier. The company that he worked for needed to find a way to control humidity and by solving this problem, Carrier created a system that could be used for cooling the rooms of a house. The Sun Belt thanks him!

In 1914, by the time she was 24 years old, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. Anna Jarvis had championed a Mother's Day for years but Congress had joked a few years earlier that then they would have to proclaim a "Mother-in-law's Day" as well. The President who championed a woman's right to vote also created a day in their honor.

In 1920, in the year of Edith Myrtle Smith's passing, on November 2, radio station KDKA began broadcasting in Pittsburgh, PA. This was the first commercial radio broadcast in the United States. Westinghouse, a leading manufacturer of radios and the backer of the station, chose the date because of the Presidential election. People liked it because they could hear about the results of the election between Harding and Cox before the morning papers arrived. Four years later, there were 600 commercial stations broadcasting in the U.S.

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