Jessie Firmin (1871 - 1946)

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Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia

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Father: Firmin George Firmin
Mother: Marion Geale Firmin

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1871 - In the year that Jessie Firmin was born, on July 20th, British Columbia became the 6th province of Canada. While Vancouver is the largest city in British Columbia, Victoria was chosen as the capital..

1874 - At the age of only 3 years old, Jessie was alive when on November 4th, the Democratic Party regained control of the US House of Representatives - the first time since 1860. The Democrats now held 183 seats - up 94 - and the Republicans held 106 - down 93.

1913 - By the time she was 42 years old, 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.

1935 - At the age of 64 years old, Jessie was alive when on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

1946 - In the year of Jessie Firmin'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 Firmin passed away in 1946 in Melbourne, Australia at 75 years of age. There is no known cause of death for Jessie. She was born in 1871. She was born to Firmin George Firmin and Marion Geale Firmin, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.

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