Ethel May Sullivan (1889 - 1950)

Ethel May Sullivan
1889 - 1950
updated July 29, 2019
Ethel May Sullivan was born in 1889 in Carlton, Australia. She was born to Burns Edward Sullivan and Helen Williams Sullivan. She died in 1950 in Castlemaine, Australia at age 61.
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Ethel May Sullivan passed away in 1950 in Castlemaine, Australia at 61 years of age. She was born in 1889 in Carlton, Australia. She was born to Burns Edward Sullivan and Helen Williams Sullivan.
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In 1889, in the year that Ethel May Sullivan was born, on January 15th, the Coca-Cola Company was incorporated - originally as the "Pemberton Medicine Company". The Coca-Cola drink was originally created by John Stith Pemberton, first as a patent medicine and then as a soda fountain drink. Pemberton had sold the company in 1888, shortly before he died.

In 1890, when she was just 1 year old, on January 2nd, Alice Sanger became the first female staffer to work in the White House. She was hired as a stenographer and, as such, took dictation.

In 1927, when she was 38 years old, aviator and media darling Charles Lindbergh, age 25, made the first successful solo TransAtlantic flight. "Lucky Lindy" took off from Long Island in New York and flew to Paris, covering  3,600 statute miles and flying for 33 1⁄2-hours. His plane "The Spirit of St. Louis" was a fabric-covered, single-seat, single-engine "Ryan NYP" high-wing monoplane designed by both Lindbergh and the manufacturer's chief engineer.

In 1933, at the age of 44 years old, Ethel was alive when Frances Perkins became the first woman to hold a cabinet-level position, appointed by President Roosevelt to serve as Secretary of Labor. She told him that her priorities would be a 40-hour work week, a minimum wage, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, abolition of child labor, direct federal aid to the states for unemployment relief, Social Security, a revitalized federal employment service, and universal health insurance. President Roosevelt approved of all of them and most them were implemented during his terms as President. She served until his death in 1945.

In 1950, in the year of Ethel May Sullivan's passing, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

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