Jane Barnett (1869 - 1950)

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Jane Barnett
1869 - 1950
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1869
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1950
E Bwick, Australia
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E Bwick, Australia
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Jane Barnett was born in 1869. She is the child of Kay James Barnett and Jane Ferguson Barnett. She died in 1950 in E Bwick, Australia at 81 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Jane Barnett died in 1950 in E Bwick, Australia at age 81. She was born in 1869. She is the child of Kay James Barnett and Jane Ferguson Barnett.

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Jane's lifetime.

In 1869, in the year that Jane Barnett was born, on December 10th, the Wyoming territorial legislature gave women the right to vote. It was the first time in the world that women were able to vote legally without restrictions.

In 1883, she was just 14 years old when on February 28th, in Boston MA, the first vaudeville theater was opened by Benjamin Franklin Keith.

In 1892, Jane was 23 years old when on August 4th, the father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden were found murdered. Lizzie was accused of the crime and on June 20th of the next year, she was acquitted of murder by a jury. But she was never acquitted in the public mind.

In 1945, by the time she was 76 years old, on May 7th, the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Jewell Ridge Coal Corp. v. United Mine Workers of America. The Court ruled that the underground travel time of coal miners was compensable work time under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

In 1950, in the year of Jane Barnett's passing, in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

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