Flora Eliza Miller (1866 - 1938)

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Flora Eliza Miller
1866 - 1938
Warragul, Australia
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Warragul Australia
Flora Eliza Miller of Warragul Australia was born in 1866 to Edward Maccassalen and Amelia (Prior) Maccassalen. She had siblings Wilhelmina Emily Mccaslin and William Jonas Mccassalan. Flora Miller died at age 72 years old in 1938 in Warragul.
Updated: September 3, 2013
Biography ID: 143509811

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Flora Miller passed away at age 72 years old in 1938 in Warragul. Flora Eliza Miller of Warragul Australia was born in 1866 to Edward Maccassalen and Amelia (Prior) Maccassalen. Flora Miller had siblings Wilhelmina Emily Mccaslin and William Jonas Mccassalan.

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Flora Eliza Miller lived 1 years shorter than the average Miller family member when she died at the age of 72.
The average age of a Miller family member is 73.

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1866 - 1938 World Events

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In 1866, in the year that Flora Eliza Miller was born, Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist Alfred Nobel invented dynamite in Germany. During his lifetime he held 355 patents, of which dynamite was the most famous. He also established the Nobel Prizes in his will.

In 1878, at the age of merely 12 years old, Flora was alive when in Africa, the death of the last confirmed Cape lion occurred. The Cape lion was slightly larger than other lions and had black ears, a black mane, and black hair on its belly.

In 1884, she was 18 years old when on August 5th, the cornerstone for the base of the Statue of Liberty - a gift from the people of France - was laid. 120,000 people - most donations were $1 - donated to the completion of the base. An 1883 poem by Emma Lazarus was also written to raise funds. That poem was included in the base of the statue and is well known today. The most famous phrase: "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

In 1929, when she was 63 years old, American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

In 1938, in the year of Flora Eliza Miller's passing, on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

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