Ellen Evelyn Mcgovern (1882 - 1950)

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Ellen Evelyn Mcgovern
1882 - 1950
Kew, Australia
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Kew, Australia
Ellen Evelyn Mcgovern was born in 1882. She is the child of Ryan Michael Mcgovern and Margaret Russell Mcgovern. She died in 1950 in Kew, Australia at 68 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Ellen Evelyn Mcgovern died in 1950 in Kew, Australia at 68 years of age. She was born in 1882. She is the child of Ryan Michael Mcgovern and Margaret Russell Mcgovern.

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In 1882, in the year that Ellen Evelyn Mcgovern was born, on January 5th, writer and lawyer Charles J. Guiteau was found guilty of the assassination of President Garfield. Guiteau was "offended" because his job applications had been rejected by Garfield's government. He was sentenced to death -although his lawyer plead insanity - and hanged five months later, on June 30th.

In 1894, Ellen was merely 12 years old when large reserves of oil were discovered on the Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma. Previously thought to be "useless" land - not even good for farming - the tribe had bought the land themselves. The discovery of oil made the Osage the "richest group of people in the world" at the time.

In 1927, by the time she was 45 years old, in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

In 1945, at the age of 63 years old, Ellen was alive when on January 20th, Franklin D. Roosevelt was sworn in to his fourth term as President of the United States. He died 82 days into his term and his new Vice-President, Harry Truman, became President.

In 1950, in the year of Ellen Evelyn Mcgovern's passing, in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

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