Elizabeth Ann (Stephenson) Woolley

(1853 - 1941)

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Elizabeth Ann (Stephenson) Woolley
1853 - 1941
Born
September 4, 1853
Gateshead Durham
Death
June 15, 1941
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Elizabeth Ann Stephenson Woolley was born on September 4, 1853 at Gateshead Durham. She was born into the Stephenson family and married into the Woolley family. She died on June 15, 1941 at 87 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Elizabeth Ann Stephenson Woolley passed away on June 15, 1941 at 87 years old. She was born on September 4, 1853 at Gateshead Durham. We have no information about Elizabeth's family or relationships.

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In 1853, in the year that Elizabeth Ann Stephenson Woolley was born, on March 4th, Franklin Pierce became the 14th President of the United States. His son had been killed in a train accident that also involved Pierce and his wife on January 6 - the only of 3 sons to survive until then. Due to the resultant depression and his unpopular policies, he was not re-nominated for President and served only one term.

In 1868, she was just 15 years old when 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".

In 1878, when she was 25 years old, on June 15th, photographer Eadweard Muybridge - at the request of Leland Stanford - produced the first sequence of stop-motion still photographs. Stanford contended that a galloping horse had all four feet off the ground. Only photos of a horse at a gallop would settle the question and, using 12 cameras and a series of photos, Muybridge settled the question: Stanford was right. Muybridge's use of several cameras and stills led to motion pictures.

In 1931, at the age of 78 years old, Elizabeth was alive when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1941, in the year of Elizabeth Ann Stephenson Woolley's passing, on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

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1858 - 1937 1858 - 1937
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Dec 30, 1846 - May 14, 1849 1846 - 1849
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Nov 7, 1858 - Dec 9, 1926 1858 - 1926
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Feb 14, 1860 - Jun 6, 1949 1860 - 1949
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1862 - 1932 1862 - 1932
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Jun 26, 1865 - Jun 4, 1889 1865 - 1889

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Nov 30, 1871 - Jun 24, 1910 1871 - 1910
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Mar 1, 1826 - May 12, 1903 1826 - 1903
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Jul 29, 1783 - Mar 5, 1846 1783 - 1846
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1844 - 1914 1844 - 1914
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Jan 26, 1856 - 1933 1856 - 1933
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Jul 7, 1889 - July 1890 1889 - 1890
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1890 - 1915 1890 - 1915
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