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Emma Lee Ballenger (1884 - 1910)

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Emma Lee Ballenger
1884 - 1910
Born
1884
Easley, Pickens County, South Carolina United States
Death
1910
South Carolina State Hospital 2100 Bull Street, in Columbia, South Carolina US 29201
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Emma Lee Ballenger was born in 1884 in Easley, South Carolina United States. She died in 1910 at South Carolina State Hospital, Columbia, South Carolina US at 26 years old.
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Emma Lee Ballenger died in 1910 at South Carolina State Hospital, Columbia, South Carolina US at age 26. She was buried in Easley, South Carolina United States. She was born in 1884 in Easley, South Carolina United States. We are unaware of information about Emma's immediate family.
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In 1884, in the year that Emma Lee Ballenger was born, on August 5th, the cornerstone for the base of the Statue of Liberty - a gift from the people of France - was laid. 120,000 people - most donations were $1 - donated to the completion of the base. An 1883 poem by Emma Lazarus was also written to raise funds. That poem was included in the base of the statue and is well known today. The most famous phrase: "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

In 1893, Emma was only 9 years old when 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 1900, Emma was 16 years old when the Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud published his book (written in 1899) "The Interpretation of Dreams". Sigmund Freud, born Sigismund Schlomo Freud in May of 1856, is the "father of psychoanalysis". Although he was a medical doctor, he was fascinated with the psyche and hypothesized the existence of the id, the ego, the superego, the libido, the unconscious, the Oedipus complex, and more. These are concepts that are still used by modern psychology.

In 1902, when she was 18 years old, about 150 thousand United Mine Workers went on strike in eastern Pennsylvania for a wage increase and more suitable hours. They eventually got a 10% raise and their workday was reduced from 10 hours to 9. Because winter was coming and most people at the time heated their homes with coal, President Teddy Roosevelt arbitrated between the owners and the workers - the first time that the Federal government arbitrated in a strike.

In 1910, in the year of Emma Lee Ballenger's passing, Thomas Edison introduced his kinetophone, which he hoped would make "talkies" a reality. But the sound wasn't synchronized to the pictures and only 45 Kinetophones were made.

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