Henry Mcdonnell (1863 - 1946)

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Ncoye, Australia

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Ncoye, Australia

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Father: Mcdonnell Henry Mcdonnell
Mother: Oconnell Mcdonnell

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1863 - In the year that Henry Mcdonnell was born, on January 1st, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. The Proclamation made the abolition of slavery in the Confederate states an official war goal. It also immediately freed 50,000 slaves, with the rest freed as Union armies advanced into Confederate states. The Proclamation wasn't a Congressional law - it was an Executive Order.

1864 - By the time he was just 1 year old, on June 15th, Arlington National Cemetery was created in Arlington Virginia. 200 acres from the grounds of Robert E. Lee's home were set aside to be a military cemetery. The home and grounds had been in Lee's wife's family - she was a great-granddaughter of Martha Washington.

1873 - When he was merely 10 years old, on May 27th, German archaeologist and businessman Heinrich Schliemann found what he said was "Priam's Treasure" - confirming the existence of ancient Troy. The find in Hissarlik Turkey is still disputed as being a part of Troy.

1888 - At the age of 25 years old, Henry was alive when on July 25th, a court stenographer from Salt Lake City - Frank Edward McGurrin - decisively beat the competition in a typing contest in Ohio. He was supposedly the only person who used touch typing and is believed to have invented the method. Touch typing is ubiquitous now - but Frank's win is what convinced everyone that the method was good!

1946 - In the year of Henry Mcdonnell'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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Henry Mcdonnell died in 1946 in Ncoye, Australia at age 83. There is no known cause of death for Henry. He was born in 1863. He was born to Mcdonnell Henry Mcdonnell and Oconnell Mcdonnell, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.

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