Harriet Georgina Mitchell (1857 - 1946)

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Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia

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Family

Father: Walsh Moses Mitchell
Mother: Elizabeth Burnett Mitchell

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Georgina

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1857 - In the year that Harriet Georgina Mitchell was born, on October 13th, New York banks closed due to the Panic of 1857. The banks didn't reopen until December 12th.

1898 - At the age of 41 years old, Harriet was alive when magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company controlled 84% of the oil and pipelines in the United States. Rockefeller grew Standard Oil through the merger of several other small oil companies throughout the U.S., creating a monopoly.

1910 - At the age of 53 years old, Harriet was alive when the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated. U.S. publisher W.D. Boyce was visiting England when he became lost in the London fog. An unknown Boy Scout helped him find his way out, declining a tip (he said that he was a Boy Scout and was doing his good deed for the day). Boyce was so impressed that he incorporated the Boy Scouts of America when he returned home. Its purpose was "to teach boys patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred values."

1934 - At the age of 77 years old, Harriet was alive when on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

1946 - In the year of Harriet Georgina Mitchell's passing, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

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Harriet Georgina Mitchell passed away in 1946 in Melbourne, Australia at age 89. There is no listed cause of death. She was born in 1857. She was born to Walsh Moses Mitchell and Elizabeth Burnett Mitchell, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.

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