Esther Frances (O'Reilly) Smibert (1882 - 1975)

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Esther Frances (O'Reilly) Smibert
1882 - 1975
Carlton, City of Melbourne County, Victoria Australia
April 16, 1975
Adelaide, South Australia Australia
Esther Frances (O'Reilly) Smibert was born in 1882 in Carlton, Victoria Australia. Her maiden name is O'Reilly and she married into the Smibert family. According to her family tree, she married George Smibert on November 23, 1910 in Exeter, South Australia Australia. She died on April 16, 1975 in Adelaide, South Australia Australia at 93 years of age.
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Married: November 23, 1910
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Married at: Exeter, City of Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia Australia
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Esther Frances (O'Reilly) Smibert passed away on April 16, 1975 in Adelaide, South Australia Australia at 93 years of age. She was born in 1882 in Carlton, Victoria Australia. According to her family tree, she married George Smibert on November 23, 1910 in Exeter, South Australia Australia.

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In 1882, in the year that Esther Frances (O'Reilly) Smibert was born, on January 5th, writer and lawyer Charles J. Guiteau was found guilty of the assassination of President Garfield. Guiteau was "offended" because his job applications had been rejected by Garfield's government. He was sentenced to death -although his lawyer plead insanity - and hanged five months later, on June 30th.

In 1911, Esther was 29 years old when the first Indianapolis 500 was run in May. Ray Harroun was the winner - he was an engineer and had retired from racing but he came back for this race. After the race, he retired for good. The purse was $27,550 - the largest offered up to that time - and Harroun received $10,000 for first place. His average time was 74.602 mph.

In 1920, when she was 38 years old, in September, a bomb exploded in the J.P. Morgan bank building in New York City, killing 30 people immediately - 8 later died due to their injuries - and injuring another 200. Killing more people than the 1910 bombing of the LA Times (the deadliest terrorist act up until then), no one took responsibility and the perpetrators were never found. Italian anarchists were suspected of the bombing.

In 1967, when she was 85 years old, between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

In 1975, in the year of Esther Frances (O'Reilly) Smibert's passing, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

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