Emily Catherine Rees (1859 - 1950)

Emily Catherine Rees
1859 - 1950
updated February 06, 2019
Emily Catherine Rees was born in 1859. She was born to Thomson Charles Rees and Fanny Pratt Rees. She died in 1950 in Wbee, Australia at age 91.
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Emily Catherine Rees passed away in 1950 in Wbee, Australia at age 91. She was born in 1859. She was born to Thomson Charles Rees and Fanny Pratt Rees.
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In 1859, in the year that Emily Catherine Rees was born, on October 16th, abolitionist John Brown led a raid on Harpers Ferry Armory in Harper's Ferry, Virginia, in an attempt to start a slave rebellion. He wanted to "liberate" the guns in the armory and arm slaves. Brown was captured and hanged on December 2nd.

In 1863, when she was merely 4 years old, on June 20th, West Virginia was admitted as the 35th state of the United States. West Virginia was formed when the pro-Union citizens in northwest Virginia wanted to separate from Virginia - which had joined the Confederacy.

In 1918, Emily was 59 years old when following European countries, Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States in March. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. This was a war effort and proved unpopular so in most areas of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ended after World War I. It returned during World War II.

In 1931, at the age of 72 years old, Emily was alive when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1950, in the year of Emily Catherine Rees's passing, on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip - created by Charles Schultz - and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

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