Jane Frances McDonald ( McLear (1890 - 1958)

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Jane Frances (Mclear) Mcdonald
1890 - 1958
Caulfield, VIC Australia 3162
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Caulfield, Australia
Jane Frances McDonald ( McLear was born in 1890. Her maiden name is Mclear and she married into the Mcdonald family. She is the child of Mclean John Mcdonald and Janet Mcdonald. According to her family tree, Jane was mother to 3 children. She married Frederick Leopold Mcdonald, and they had children Ethel Grewar ( McDonald, Ernest McDonald, and Marjorie Langdon ( McDonald. She died in 1958 in Caulfield, VIC Australia at age 68.
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Caulfield, Australia
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July 15, 1958
Coburg Pine Ridge Cemetery Bell Street, in Preston, VIC Australia 3058
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The Age, Melbourne, July 1958. McDONALD.- On July 13, at Caulfield, Jane Frances, dearly loved wife of the late Frederick Leopold, loved mother of Ethel, (Mrs. Grewar), Ernest (deceased), and Marjorie (Mrs. Langdon) fond mother-in-law of Ted and Harry, dear grandmother of Roger and Malcolm, late of Elwood and Dromana, aged 68 years. At rest. MCDONALD.- The funeral of the late JANE FRANCES McDONALD will leave the Bathurst memorial chapel, corner of Glen huntly and Kooyong roads, Elsternwick THIS DAY, after a service commencing at 3pm, for the Coburg General Cemetery. T. Bathurst & Co. Late A.I.F.

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In 1890, in the year that Jane Frances McDonald ( McLear was born, on July 3rd, Idaho became the 43rd state in the United States. On July 10th, Wyoming became the 44th state.

In 1924, when she was 34 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.

In 1938, Jane was 48 years old when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1946, by the time she was 56 years old, 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.

In 1958, in the year of Jane Frances McDonald ( McLear's passing, on January 1st, the European Economic Community (Common Market) came into operation. The first members were France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The Common Market was formed as a way to strengthen members' economies and deter wars in Europe.

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