Emily Missen (1869 - 1959)

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Emily Missen
1869 - 1959
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1869
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1959
Gree, Australia
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Gree, Australia
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Emily Missen was born in 1869. She is the child of Rodger Enos Missen. She died in 1959 in Gree, Australia at age 90.
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Emily Missen passed away in 1959 in Gree, Australia at 90 years old. She was born in 1869. She is the child of Rodger Enos Missen.

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In 1869, in the year that Emily Missen was born, on December 10th, the Wyoming territorial legislature gave women the right to vote. It was the first time in the world that women were able to vote legally without restrictions.

In 1876, by the time she was only 7 years old, on June 4th, the Transcontinental Express - an express train - arrived in San Francisco, using the 7 year old transcontinental railroad line. It took 83 hours and 39 minutes from New York City - about 3.5 days - to cross the country.

In 1889, by the time she was 20 years old, on April 22nd, at "high noon," about 50,000 people took off to claim open lands in the Land Rush of 1889. Called the "Unassigned Lands," part or all of 6 counties in Oklahoma were up for grabs. By the end of the day, Oklahoma City and Guthrie were created - each with about 10,000 inhabitants.

In 1898, she was 29 years old when on March 24th, Robert Allison of Pennsylvania became the first person to buy an American-built car. He bought a Winton, which he had seen in an advertisement in Scientific American. The Winton, built in Ohio, was made by hand and came with a leather roof, padded seats, gas lamps, and tires made by B.F. Goodrich.

In 1959, in the year of Emily Missen'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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