Esther Knight-Fisk (1868 - 1946)

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Parkville, Australia

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Parkville, Australia

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Father: Dowsed William Knight-Fisk
Mother: Mary Groves Knight-Fisk

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1868 - In the year that Esther Knight-Fisk was born, on May 30th, Memorial Day was observed as a day to decorate the graves of Union soldiers with flowers. General John A. Logan, of the Grand Army of the Republic, had declared the 30th "Decoration Day".

1875 - By the time she was merely 7 years old, on May 17th, Aristides was the first horse to win the Kentucky Derby. It was the first year of the "The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports" - begun by Col. Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr., the grandson of William Clark, the explorer.

1916 - She was 48 years old when the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

1923 - Esther was 55 years old when on August 2nd, Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th President of the United States due to the sudden death of Warren G. Harding. After the scandals of the Harding presidency, Coolidge restored public confidence and was very popular. He won the Presidential election in 1924 but declined to run again in 1928.

1946 - In the year of Esther Knight-Fisk's passing, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

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Esther Knight-Fisk passed away in 1946 in Parkville, Australia at age 78. There is no listed cause of death for Esther. She was born in 1868. She was born to Dowsed William Knight-Fisk and Mary Groves Knight-Fisk, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.

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