Garcia Ellen Mayhew (1865 - 1950)

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Garcia Ellen Mayhew
1865 - 1950
N & C, Australia
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N & C, Australia
Garcia Ellen Mayhew was born in 1865. Garcia is the child of Mark Byatt Mayhew and Catherine Amelia Dutton Mayhew. Garcia died in 1950 in N & C, Australia at 85 years old.
Updated: September 3, 2013
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Garcia Ellen Mayhew passed away in 1950 in N & C, Australia at 85 years of age. Garcia was born in 1865. Garcia is the child of Mark Byatt Mayhew and Catherine Amelia Dutton Mayhew.

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In 1865, in the year that Garcia Ellen Mayhew was born, on July 5th, the U.S. Secret Service was created. The first duty of the Secret Service was investigating counterfeit money. Duties soon expanded to murder, bank robbery, and illegal gambling - and, after the assassination of President McKinley in 1901, presidential protection.

In 1910, when this person was 45 years old, Thomas Edison introduced his kinetophone, which he hoped would make "talkies" a reality. But the sound wasn't synchronized to the pictures and only 45 Kinetophones were made.

In 1931, at the age of 66 years old, Garcia was alive when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1942, when this person was 77 years old, on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

In 1950, in the year of Garcia Ellen Mayhew'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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