Joseph Eli Ward (1869 - 1959)

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Joseph Eli Ward
1869 - 1959
Mont, Australia
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Mont, Australia
Joseph Eli Ward was born in 1869. He was born to Eli Ward and Ellen Broadbent Ward. He died in 1959 in Mont, Australia at 90 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Joseph Eli Ward passed away in 1959 in Mont, Australia at age 90. He was born in 1869. He was born to Eli Ward and Ellen Broadbent Ward.

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In 1869, in the year that Joseph Eli Ward 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 1873, by the time he was merely 4 years old, on May 27th, German archaeologist and businessman Heinrich Schliemann found what he said was "Priam's Treasure" - confirming the existence of ancient Troy. The find in Hissarlik Turkey is still disputed as being a part of Troy.

In 1883, at the age of just 14 years old, Joseph was alive when on June 16th, children at a children's variety show in Victoria Hall began rushing the stage area and lobby for promised prizes. In the stampede, 183 children of the 1100 present - most of them 3 to 4 years old - were crushed and asphyxiated.

In 1907, he was 38 years old when the showman Florenz Ziegfeld introduced his Ziegfeld Follies. Ziegfeld was inspired by the Folies Bergère of Paris and the show was a step up from the then current vaudeville shows. The top entertainers of the time played in the Follies but the stars were the Ziegfeld girls - beautiful chorus girls in elaborate costumes. For almost a quarter of a century, the Ziegfeld follies were the toast of Broadway.

In 1959, in the year of Joseph Eli Ward's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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