Helen Mary Atchison (1867 - 1946)

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Toorak, Australia

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Toorak, Australia

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Family

Father: Dyer Henry George Atchison
Mother: Mary Elizabeth Kirkman Atchison

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1867 - In the year that Helen Mary Atchison was born, on August 7th through September 20th, the new nation of Canada held its first Federal election. John A. Macdonald's Conservatives won the election.

1880 - By the time she was merely 13 years old, on February 4th, five members of one family in Ontario, Canada were killed and their farm was burned by a mob. Called the Black Donnelly Massacre, the Irish family had been feuding with other citizens of the town. No one was ever convicted.

1906 - She was 39 years old when English biochemist Frederick Hopkins concluded that vitamins are essential to the human body and that a lack of vitamins caused scurvy and rickets. Scurvy and rickets were both huge problems in sailors that were at sea for extended time and the addition of vitamin C, vitamin D, and calcium in their diets helped eradicate the problem.

1924 - By the time she was 57 years old, on January 21st, Vladimir Lenin, a leader of the Russian Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union died. He had survived two assassination attempts but had subsequent physical problems, suffering 3 strokes. He was in such great pain, it is said that he asked Stalin to poison him. The circumstances of his death are still disputed. He did oppose Stalin as the next leader - nonetheless, Stalin won a power struggle and ruled as a Soviet dictator until his death in 1953.

1946 - In the year of Helen Mary Atchison'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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Helen Mary Atchison died in 1946 in Toorak, Australia at age 79. There is no known cause of death. She was born in 1867. She was born to Dyer Henry George Atchison and Mary Elizabeth Kirkman Atchison, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.

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