Emma Hellewell (1865 - 1950)

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Emma Hellewell
1865 - 1950
Sham, Australia
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Sham, Australia
Emma Hellewell was born in 1865. She is the child of Ogden John Hellewell and Mary Grimshaw Hellewell. She died in 1950 in Sham, Australia at age 85.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Emma Hellewell died in 1950 in Sham, Australia at 85 years of age. She was born in 1865. She is the child of Ogden John Hellewell and Mary Grimshaw Hellewell.

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In 1865, in the year that Emma Hellewell was born, on September 26th, Champ Ferguson, a Confederate guerrilla, became the first person to be convicted of war crimes arising from the Civil War. (There was only one other person convicted of war crimes in the Civil War.) He was found guilty by a U.S. Army tribunal on 23 charges arising from the murder of 53 people. On October 20, he was hung.

In 1873, when she was just 8 years old, on March 3rd, the U.S. Congress enacted the Comstock Law. The law made it illegal to send any "obscene, lewd, or lascivious" material through the U.S. mail. This included erotica, contraceptives, sex toys, abortifacients, information about these items, and "personal letters alluding to any sexual content or information".

In 1885, at the age of 20 years old, Emma was alive when Germany's Karl Benz built the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, which had an internal combustion engine. It is considered to be the world's first automobile. The Benz cost $150 - just under $4,000 in today's money.

In 1915, when she was 50 years old, in April, the Ottoman Empire rounded up, arrested, and deported 235 to 270 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Turkey. As their actions continued through the next several years, an estimated 600,000 to 1 million Armenians were killed by Turkish soldiers.

In 1950, in the year of Emma Hellewell's passing, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

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