Elsie Annie Andrews (1893 - 1959)

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Elsie Annie Andrews
1893 - 1959
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1893
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1959
Tera, Australia
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Tera, Australia
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Elsie Annie Andrews was born in 1893. She was born to Higgins Andrew Andrews and Amanda Huxtable Andrews. She died in 1959 in Tera, Australia at 66 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Elsie Annie Andrews passed away in 1959 in Tera, Australia at 66 years of age. She was born in 1893. She was born to Higgins Andrew Andrews and Amanda Huxtable Andrews.

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In 1893, in the year that Elsie Annie Andrews was born, on May 5th, a crash on the New York Stock Exchange started a depression that lasted 4 years. It was the beginning of the Panic of 1893.

In 1918, she was 25 years old when federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

In 1938, by the time she was 45 years old, on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1947, at the age of 54 years old, Elsie was alive when on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1959, in the year of Elsie Annie Andrews's passing, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

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