Emma Rebecca Murfett (1882 - 1952)

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Emma Rebecca Murfett
1882 - 1952
updated July 29, 2019
Emma Rebecca Murfett was born in 1882 in Hors, Australia. She was born to Elizabeth Buchan Murfett, with sibling Henry. She died in 1952 in Ballarat, Australia at 70 years old.


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Emma Murfett was born in in Hors, Australia


Emma Murfett died in in Ballarat, Australia

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Elizabeth Buchan Murfett
Ballarat, Australia


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Ballarat, Australia


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Emma Rebecca Murfett died in 1952 in Ballarat, Australia at 70 years of age. She was born in 1882 in Hors, Australia. She was born to Elizabeth Buchan Murfett, with sibling Henry.
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In 1882, in the year that Emma Rebecca Murfett was born, on September 4th, the switch to the first commercial electrical power plant in the U.S. - at 255-257 Pearl Street - was flipped by Thomas Edison. It lit one square mile of lower Manhattan and was powered by coal. The "electrical age" had begun.

In 1894, at the age of merely 12 years old, Emma was alive when on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

In 1923, at the age of 41 years old, Emma was alive when the Teapot Dome scandal became the subject of an investigation by Senator Walsh and severely damaged the reputation of the Harding administration. Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall was convicted of accepting bribes from oil companies and became the first Cabinet member to go to prison. At the time, the Teapot Dome scandal was seen as "greatest and most sensational scandal in the history of American politics".

In 1943, she was 61 years old when on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

In 1952, in the year of Emma Rebecca Murfett's passing, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

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John Murfett
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Gorm, Australia
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Nellie Murfett
1887 - 1956
Caulfield, Australia
Todd James Murfett
Caulfield, Australia
Theodosia Boyd Murfett
Caulfield, Australia
Leslie Joan Murfett
Died: 1956
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Thomas Rowle Murfett
Tera, Australia
Lily Dare Murfett
1875 - 1957
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