Else Hersey (1778 - 1857)

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Else Hersey
1778 - 1857
updated February 06, 2019
Else Hersey was born on April 17, 1778 at Hingham, Mass.. She died on November 14, 1857 at 79 years old.


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Else Hersey died on November 14, 1857 at 79 years of age. She was born on April 17, 1778 at Hingham, Mass.. We are unaware of information about Else's immediate family.
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In 1810, she was 32 years old when on September 23rd, the Republic of West Florida - now the eastern part of Louisiana - declared independence from Spain. The Republic lasted only a few months - until the United States annexed it later in the same year.

In 1828, at the age of 50 years old, Else was alive when Hungarian inventor and physicist, Ányos Jedlik - a Benedictine priest - created the world's first electric motor, which he called an electromotor. Currently, the motor still works.

In 1834, she was 56 years old when on August 14th, the Poor Law Amendment Act was enacted in the United Kingdom. The Act stated that no able-bodied British man could receive assistance unless he entered a workhouse (a kind of poorhouse). The Act was intended to curb the cost of relief for the poor since workhouses were designed to be unpleasant. Many workhouses used the men as free labor and employed them in such tasks as breaking stones, crushing bones to produce fertilizer, or picking oakum - tarred fiber used between planks on ships -using a large metal nail known as a spike.

In 1844, she was 66 years old when on July 3rd, the last known pair of great auk were killed in Iceland. A flightless bird, the average auk was about 33 inches tall and weighed about 11 pounds with a black back and white belly. They were most often found along the coast of Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Canada Great Britain, Ireland - and sometimes as far south as Spain.

In 1857, in the year of Else Hersey's passing, on December 16th, a 7.0 earthquake struck the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies - Southern Italy. It had a maximum Mercalli intensity of 11 (Extreme) and killed about 10,000 people..

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Oct 9, 1755 - Aug 13, 1833
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Aug 10, 1757 - Nov 28, 1845
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