Helena Alma Spry (1877 - 1946)

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Coburg, Australia

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Coburg, Australia

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Family

Father: Spry John Spry
Mother: Mary Jane Sanders Spry

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Alma

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1877 - In the year that Helena Alma Spry was born, on November 21st, Thomas Edison announced his new invention - the phonograph. Recording sound was considered to be Edison's first great invention. On November 29th, he demonstrated the phonograph for the public.

1889 - At the age of just 12 years old, Helena was alive when on February 22nd, President Cleveland signed a bill allowing North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington to become states. North and South Dakota became the 39th and 40th states on November 2nd, Montana became the 41st state on November 8th, and Washington became the 42nd state on November 11th.

1894 - By the time she was 17 years old, on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

1910 - Helena was 33 years old when the Mexican revolution began. Dictator Porfirio Díaz had ruled for 35 years and was nationally unpopular. When elections were held in 1910 and a rigged election kept Diaz in office. The uprising began - and lasted for another 10 years.

1946 - In the year of Helena Alma Spry'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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Helena Alma Spry died in 1946 in Coburg, Australia at 69 years of age. There is no known cause of death. She was born in 1877. She was born to Spry John Spry and Mary Jane Sanders Spry, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.

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