Jessie Croll Robertson (1875 - 1946)

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Malvern, Australia

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Malvern, Australia

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Family

Father: Robertson John Robertson
Mother: Isabella Croll Robertson

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Croll

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1875 - In the year that Jessie Croll Robertson was born, on May 17th, Aristides was the first horse to win the Kentucky Derby. It was the first year of the "The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports" - begun by Col. Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr., the grandson of William Clark, the explorer.

1879 - By the time she was just 4 years old, on October 22nd, Thomas Edison tested the first practical electric light bulb. Lasting 13½ hours before burning out, it used a "a carbon filament or strip coiled and connected to platina contact wires". He applied for a patent on November 4th, receiving the patent in January 1880.

1905 - Jessie was 30 years old when the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

1913 - At the age of 38 years old, Jessie was alive when the 17th Amendment, establishing the direct election of U.S. Senators, was adopted. Previously, Senators were elected by state legislatures. As early as 1826, a call to elect senators through popular vote was championed and previous to the 17th amendment, two states had already changed their process. Governors are still able to appoint senators to vacant seats until an election can be held.

1946 - In the year of Jessie Croll Robertson's passing, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

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Jessie Croll Robertson passed away in 1946 in Malvern, Australia at 71 years old. There is no known cause of death for Jessie. She was born in 1875. She was born to Robertson John Robertson and Isabella Croll Robertson, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.

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