Emily Williams

(1883 - 1940)

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Emily Williams
1883 - 1940
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c. 1883
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October 9, 1940
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Emily Williams was born c. 1883. She died on October 9, 1940 at age 57.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Emily Williams died on October 9, 1940 at 57 years old. She was buried in Manchester County Borough, Civilian War Dead. She was born c. 1883. We are unaware of information about Emily's family or relationships.

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In 1883, in the year that Emily Williams was born, on May 24th, the Brooklyn Bridge - one of the oldest bridges in the US - was opened to traffic. Bridge construction began in 1869 and took 14 years to complete.

In 1892, she was only 9 years old when on October 12th, the "Pledge of Allegiance" was first recited in unison by students in U.S. public schools. Composed the previous August by Francis Bellamy, it was to be recited in 15 seconds and originally read: "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." "Under God" was added in the 1950's.

In 1904, at the age of 21 years old, Emily was alive when the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

In 1935, when she was 52 years old, on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1940, in the year of Emily Williams's passing, on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

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c. 1902 - Jan 24, 1942 1902 - 1942
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c. 1917 - May 5, 1941 1917 - 1941
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c. 1893 - Jan 9, 1916 1893 - 1916
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c. 1896 - Feb 2, 1921 1896 - 1921
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c. 1910 - Mar 13, 1944 1910 - 1944
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Unknown - Oct 8, 1941 ? - 1941
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c. 1871 - Nov 28, 1940 1871 - 1940
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c. 1877 - Apr 21, 1941 1877 - 1941
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c. 1882 - Feb 20, 1941 1882 - 1941
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c. 1894 - Apr 10, 1918 1894 - 1918
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c. 1897 - Apr 22, 1918 1897 - 1918
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c. 1912 - Sep 10, 1944 1912 - 1944
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c. 1904 - May 6, 1941 1904 - 1941
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c. 1915 - Mar 11, 1942 1915 - 1942
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c. 1920 - Aug 4, 1945 1920 - 1945
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c. 1907 - Mar 24, 1945 1907 - 1945
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c. 1919 - Nov 11, 1942 1919 - 1942
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c. 1912 - Jun 12, 1942 1912 - 1942
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