Georgina Bonnett (1865 - 1886)

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Geelong, Australia

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Geelong, Australia

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Father: George Bonnett
Mother: Bridgt Fallon Bonnett

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1865 - In the year that Georgina Bonnett was born, on April 9th, Confederate Army General Robert E. Lee surrendered to the Union Army at Appomattox Court House. Lee's surrender led to a series of surrenders in the Confederacy and in 1866 President Johnson issued a "Proclamation—Declaring that Peace, Order, Tranquility, and Civil Authority Now Exists in and Throughout the Whole of the United States of America".

1870 - At the age of only 5 years old, Georgina was alive when on October 6th, Rome became the capital of the unified states of the Italian Peninsula - the newly created Kingdom of Italy.

1880 - Georgina was just 15 years old when on August 14th Cologne Cathedral, in Germany, was finally completed. Construction began in 1248, was halted in 1473, and then begun again in the 1800's - completed after 632 years.

1882 - By the time she was 17 years old, on September 4th, the switch to the first commercial electrical power plant in the U.S. - at 255-257 Pearl Street - was flipped by Thomas Edison. It lit one square mile of lower Manhattan and was powered by coal. The "electrical age" had begun.

1886 - In the year of Georgina Bonnett's passing, on October 28th, President Grover Cleveland officially dedicated the Statue of Liberty. A gift from France, the base for the statue had been built using donations from the American public. The unplanned but enthusiastic celebration after the dedication led to the first ticker tape parade.

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Georgina Bonnett died in 1886 in Geelong, Australia at age 21. There is no known cause of death. She was born in 1865. She was born to George Bonnett and Bridgt Fallon Bonnett, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.

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