Ethel Elizabeth Allen

(1883 - 1962)

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Ethel Elizabeth Allen
1883 - 1962
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1883
Death
1962
Preston, Australia
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Preston, Australia
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Ethel Elizabeth Allen was born in 1883. She was born to Anderson Charlotte Allen and May Ann Quinn Allen. She died in 1962 in Preston, Australia at 79 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Ethel Elizabeth Allen died in 1962 in Preston, Australia at 79 years of age. She was born in 1883. She was born to Anderson Charlotte Allen and May Ann Quinn Allen.

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In 1883, in the year that Ethel Elizabeth Allen was born, on June 16th, children at a children's variety show in Victoria Hall began rushing the stage area and lobby for promised prizes. In the stampede, 183 children of the 1100 present - most of them 3 to 4 years old - were crushed and asphyxiated.

In 1892, by the time she was merely 9 years old, on August 4th, the father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden were found murdered. Lizzie was accused of the crime and on June 20th of the next year, she was acquitted of murder by a jury. But she was never acquitted in the public mind.

In 1906, Ethel was 23 years old when the great San Francisco earthquake hit, estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused fires that raged for days and between the earthquake and the fire, about 3,000 people were killed and 80% of the City was destroyed.

In 1916, she was 33 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.

In 1962, in the year of Ethel Elizabeth Allen's passing, on February 20th, Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth. The Friendship 7 flew three times around the earth in 4 hours and 55 minutes. At age 77, Glenn returned to space - the oldest person to fly in space.

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