Elizabeth Ellen Barnes (1881 - 1965)

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Cheltenham, Australia

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Cheltenham, Australia

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Family

Father: Rogers James Barnes
Mother: Sarah Ellen Wood Barnes

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Ellen

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1881 - In the year that Elizabeth Ellen Barnes was born, on May 21st, Clara Barton, a nurse, founded the American Red Cross. She was inspired by the Red Cross in Geneva Switzerland and the International Red Cross.

1885 - When she was only 4 years old, on February 16th, the first Dow Jones Industrial Average was published by Charles Dow, who also founded the Wall Street Journal. The index was 62.76. It represented 12 stocks - American Cotton Oil, American Sugar, American Tobacco, Chicago Gas, Distilling & Cattle Feeding, General Electric, Laclede Gas, National Lead, North American, Tennessee Coal and Iron, U.S. Leather pfd. and U.S. Rubber.

1890 - At the age of merely 9 years old, Elizabeth was alive when 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.

1910 - At the age of 29 years old, Elizabeth was alive when Halley's comet, which returns past the earth every 75 - 76 years was observed photographically for the first time. Two fortuitous events occurred - photography had been invented since the last time the comet had passed and the comet was relatively close. There was panic because one astronomer claimed that the gas from its tail "would impregnate the atmosphere and possibly snuff out all life on the planet." People bought gas masks, "anti-comet pills" and "anti-comet umbrellas".

1965 - In the year of Elizabeth Ellen Barnes's passing, the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

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Elizabeth Ellen Barnes died in 1965 in Cheltenham, Australia at 84 years of age. No cause of death has been listed for Elizabeth. She was born in 1881. She was born to Rogers James Barnes and Sarah Ellen Wood Barnes, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.

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