Gwendoline Annie Ross (1893 - 1959)

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Gwendoline Annie Ross
1893 - 1959
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1893
Death
1959
Richmond, Australia
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Richmond, Australia
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Gwendoline Annie Ross was born in 1893. She was born to Beesley George Ross and Annie Henshall Ross. She died in 1959 in Richmond, Australia at 66 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Gwendoline Annie Ross died in 1959 in Richmond, Australia at 66 years old. She was born in 1893. She was born to Beesley George Ross and Annie Henshall Ross.

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In 1893, in the year that Gwendoline Annie Ross was born, a songbook, called Song Stories for the Kindergarten, was published by sisters Patty and Mildred Hill. One of the songs included in the book was "Good Morning to All" - later the lyrics were changed and it became "Happy Birthday to You".

In 1908, at the age of just 15 years old, Gwendoline was alive when a 7.1 earthquake and the resulting tsunami killed 70,000 to 100,000 people in southern Italy and Sicily. The earthquake, lasting 30 to 40 seconds, occurred in the Strait of Messina which was between the region of Calabria (at the "toe" of Italy) and the island of Sicily and destruction from it occurred in a 186 mile radius. It was the most destructive earthquake ever to hit Europe.

In 1913, when she was 20 years old, ratified in February the 16th Amendment, establishing a Federal income tax, became law. Previously, customs duties (tariffs) and excise taxes were the primary sources of federal revenue. With the passage of the 16th Amendment, incomes of couples exceeding $4,000, as well as those of single persons earning $3,000 or more, were subject to a 1% Federal tax (that would be about $98,000 and $74,000 now). Rates rose to 7% for incomes over half a million dollars. Less than 1% of the population was subject to income tax.

In 1925, at the age of 32 years old, Gwendoline was alive when on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1959, in the year of Gwendoline Annie Ross's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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