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Elizabeth Jessie Maddison (1876 - 1921)

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Elizabeth Jessie Maddison
1876 - 1921
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1876
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1921
Brton, Australia
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Brton, Australia
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Elizabeth Jessie Maddison was born in 1876. She is the child of Ellsworth Henry Maddison and Jessie Mclellan Maddison. She died in 1921 in Brton, Australia at age 45.
Updated: September 3, 2013
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Elizabeth Jessie Maddison died in 1921 in Brton, Australia at 45 years old. She was born in 1876. She is the child of Ellsworth Henry Maddison and Jessie Mclellan Maddison.
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In 1876, in the year that Elizabeth Jessie Maddison was born, on July 4th, the United States celebrated its centennial. There were parades, music, speeches and fireworks - even in Union Square in New York City. Suffragettes also marched for equal rights and the vote for women.

In 1886, Elizabeth was merely 10 years old when on June 13th, the "Great Vancouver Fire" destroyed most of Vancouver, British Columbia. A small brush fire got out of control and spread to the rest of the city. Dozens of people died and it was only after the fire that money was raised for a fire hall. The local Squamish tribe rescued people who had jumped into bodies of water to escape the conflagration.

In 1908, at the age of 32 years old, Elizabeth was alive when a mysterious Siberian explosion leveled over 770 square miles of forest. There were no human casualties. Explanations of the explosion have included a comet, meteorite, natural atomic explosion, or a crashed UFO. Although it is called an impact event - the largest one in recorded earth history - there is no crater and it is widely thought that the explosion was caused by a meteor exploding 3 to 6 miles above the earth.

In 1910, at the age of 34 years old, Elizabeth was alive when the Mann Act, also called the White-Slave Traffic Act, was signed into law. Its purpose was to make it a felony to engage in interstate or foreign commerce transport of "any woman or girl for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery, or for any other immoral purpose". But the language was so broad that it was also applied to consensual sex between adults when wished.

In 1921, in the year of Elizabeth Jessie Maddison's passing, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

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