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Florence Mary Lewis (1873 - 1903)

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Florence Mary Lewis
1873 - 1903
Born
1873
Richmond, Australia
Death
1903
Preston, Australia
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Richmond, Australia
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Florence Mary Lewis was born in 1873 in Richmond, Australia. She is the child of William Henry Lewis and Anna Grierson Lewis. She died in 1903 in Preston, Australia at age 30.
Updated: July 25, 2019
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Florence Mary Lewis passed away in 1903 in Preston, Australia at 30 years of age. She was born in 1873 in Richmond, Australia. She is the child of William Henry Lewis and Anna Grierson Lewis.
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In 1873, in the year that Florence Mary Lewis was born, on May 27th, German archaeologist and businessman Heinrich Schliemann found what he said was "Priam's Treasure" - confirming the existence of ancient Troy. The find in Hissarlik Turkey is still disputed as being a part of Troy.

In 1884, she was merely 11 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 1885, she was merely 12 years old when Germany's Karl Benz built the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, which had an internal combustion engine. It is considered to be the world's first automobile. The Benz cost $150 - just under $4,000 in today's money.

In 1893, at the age of 20 years old, Florence was alive when on November 7th, the women of Colorado were given the right to vote via a state referendum. Fifty-five percent of voters turned out and the referendum passed with 35,798 voting in favor and 29,551 voting against.

In 1903, in the year of Florence Mary Lewis's passing, the silent film, The Great Train Robbery opened. Although it was filmed in Milltown, New Jersey, it was a Western. Twelve minutes long, the film used a lot of innovative techniques - some scenes were hand colored and composite editing, on-location shooting, and frequent camera movement were used. Its budget was $150 (about $4000 currently) and was the most popular film until 1915 when Birth of a Nation was released.

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