Elinor Christina Cookson (1874 - 1957)

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Elinor Christina Cookson
1874 - 1957
updated February 06, 2019
Elinor Christina Cookson was born in 1874. She was born to Couchman Willi Cookson and Charlotte Mitchell Cookson, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree. She died in 1957 in Toor, Australia at 83 years old.


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Elinor Christina Cookson passed away in 1957 in Toor, Australia at 83 years old. She was born in 1874. She was born to Couchman Willi Cookson and Charlotte Mitchell Cookson, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.
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In 1874, in the year that Elinor Christina Cookson was born, on May 20th, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis were approved for a patent for "blue jeans with copper rivets". They charged $13.50 per dozen jeans. Although the term "jeans" was first used in 1795 - in Italy - using rivets to reinforce stress points in jeans such as pockets and the bottom of the fly was an original idea..

In 1889, she was just 15 years old when on March 4th, Benjamin Harrison became the 23rd President of the United States. His grandfather, William Henry Harrison, was the 9th President of the United States. His father, John Scott Harrison - son of William Henry - was in the U.S. House of Representatives.

In 1906, when she was 32 years old, abolitionist and suffragette leader Susan B. Anthony died, before women's right to vote nationally was realized (in 1920). She, along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, founded the National American Woman Suffrage Association which later became the League of Women Voters. She died at the age of 86 of heart failure and pneumonia in her home in New York.

In 1915, by the time she was 41 years old, in May, the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German torpedo. The Lusitania was a British passenger ship that was sailing from New York to Liverpool England. She sank in 18 minutes - 1,198 died and 761 survived. While travelers were the main casualty - and commodity - the Lusitania did carry wartime weapons. "Remember the Lusitania" became the rallying cry of World War 1.

In 1957, in the year of Elinor Christina Cookson's passing, on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

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Couchman Willi Cookson
Toor, Australia
Jessie Ellen Cookson
1882 - 1958
Park, Australia
Dove Charles Cookson
Park, Australia
Jessie Whittle Cookson
Park, Australia
Christopher Robe Cookson
Died: 1959
Maff, Australia
Colin Jack C Cookson
Maff, Australia
Dorothy Louise Cookson
1896 - 1960
Camberwell, Australia
Landells James Cookson
Camberwell, Australia
Mary Louise Holden Cookson
Camberwell, Australia
William Warren Cookson
1894 - 1960
Alex, Australia
George Arthu Cookson
Alex, Australia
Mary Jane Rice Cookson
Alex, Australia
William Henry Cookson
1883 - 1960
Park, Australia
John Henry Cookson
Park, Australia
Mary Ann Griffin Cookson
Park, Australia
Trevor John Cookson
1948 - 1961
Nobl, Australia
Frederick Sa Cookson
Nobl, Australia
Freda May Warren Cookson
Nobl, Australia

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Toor, Australia
Thomas John Mckenna
1873 - 1957
Richmond, Australia
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Richmond, Australia
Margaret Scott Mckenna
Richmond, Australia
Fanny Singleton Swinborn
1867 - 1957
Kew, Australia
James Swinborn
Kew, Australia
Daisy Gertrude Trotman
1890 - 1957
Melbourne, Australia
Young George W Trotman
Melbourne, Australia
Catherine Jan Obrien Trotman
Melbourne, Australia
Amy Ada Wood
1872 - 1957
Malvern, Australia
Anderson Andre Wood
Malvern, Australia
Ada Georgina Watson Wood
Malvern, Australia
Ethel Rose Anderson
1884 - 1957
Moon, Australia
Williams Brice Anderson
Moon, Australia
Henry William Er Bedford
1883 - 1957
Camberwell, Australia
Harry Bedford
Camberwell, Australia
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Camberwell, Australia
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