James Alfred Furnell (1899 - 1970)

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James Alfred Furnell
1899 - 1970
updated July 30, 2019
James Alfred Furnell was born in 1899 in Prahran, Australia. He was born to Charles Edwa Furnell and Hilda Mary Heap Furnell, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. He died in 1970 in Elst, Australia at age 71.

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James Alfred Furnell

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Alfred

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James Furnell was born in in Prahran, Australia

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James Furnell died in in Elst, Australia

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James's Parents

James Alfred Furnell

Parents:

Charles Edwa Furnell
Elst, Australia
Hilda Mary Heap Furnell
Elst, Australia
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James's Parents

James Alfred Furnell

Parents:

Charles Edward Furnell
Prahran, Australia
Hilda Heap Furnell
Prahran, Australia

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James Alfred Furnell passed away in 1970 in Elst, Australia at 71 years of age. He was born in 1899 in Prahran, Australia. He was born to Charles Edwa Furnell and Hilda Mary Heap Furnell, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.
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In 1899, in the year that James Alfred Furnell was born, the meaning of Chinese "oracle bones" was rediscovered. Farmers in China had been turning up the bones in their fields for generations but most often they were ground up and sold as medicine. The chancellor of the Imperial Academy and a friend noticed, before they ground the bones, that they had writing. The bones had been used around the second millennium BC for divination.

In 1905, by the time he was merely 6 years old, the Niagara Falls conference was held in Fort Erie, Ontario. Led by W.E.B. Du Bois and William Monroe Trotter, a group of African-American men met in opposition to racial segregation and disenfranchisement. Booker T. Washington had been calling for policies of accommodation and conciliation and these two men, along with the others who attended the conference, felt that this was accomplishing nothing. The group was the precursor to the NAACP.

In 1931, by the time he was 32 years old, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1969, he was 70 years old when on July 20th, the first men walked on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. both walked on the moon but it was Armstrong who first stepped on the moon. They fulfilled the promise of President Kennedy's commitment in 1961 to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

In 1970, in the year of James Alfred Furnell's passing, on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

Other Biographies

Other Furnells

Charles Edwa Furnell
Elst, Australia
Hilda Mary Heap Furnell
Elst, Australia
Herbert Giblin Furnell
1898 - 1973
Melbourne, Australia
George Gibli Furnell
Melbourne, Australia
Florence Herbert Furnell
Melbourne, Australia
Selena Violet Furnell
1898 - 1975
Bair, Australia
Northway Thoma Furnell
Bair, Australia
Barbara Lyons Furnell
Bair, Australia
Lil Furnell
1891 - 1976
Trar, Australia
Trapnell John Furnell
Trar, Australia
Alice White Furnell
Trar, Australia
Elsie Dorothy Furnell
1900 - 1977
Kew, Australia
Williams Thoma Furnell
Kew, Australia
Brian Lindsay Furnell
1925 - 1980
Oakp, Australia
Lindsay Gord Furnell
Oakp, Australia
Harriet Edith Furnell
Oakp, Australia
Marguerite Gerda Furnell
1898 - 1980
Arma, Australia
Mclean William Furnell
Arma, Australia
Hilda Furnell
Arma, Australia

Other Bios

Charles Edwa Furnell
Elst, Australia
Hilda Mary Heap Furnell
Elst, Australia
Catherine Mary Guilfoyle
1880 - 1970
Bendigo, Australia
Oreilly Thomas Guilfoyle
Bendigo, Australia
Kathleen Fry Guilfoyle
Bendigo, Australia
Louis Christophe Gunsser
1911 - 1970
Daylesford, Australia
William Gunsser
Daylesford, Australia
Rose Lynch Gunsser
Daylesford, Australia
Charrington Lets Gronow
1906 - 1970
Cheltenham, Australia
Francis Gronow
Cheltenham, Australia
Louise Letson Bridge Gronow
Cheltenham, Australia
Edward Herman Gallus
1888 - 1970
Box Hill, Australia
Edward Alexa Gallus
Box Hill, Australia
Mary Blood Gallus
Box Hill, Australia
Charles Thomas Gould
1925 - 1970
Kew, Australia
Charles Gould
Kew, Australia
Emma Lawler Gould
Kew, Australia
Mary Josephine Gray
1902 - 1970
Arma, Australia
Hamilton Willi Gray
Arma, Australia
Charlotte Aitken Gray
Arma, Australia
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