Leura Maud Crooke (1868 - 1946)



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Heidelberg, Australia

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Heidelberg, Australia

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Father: Burbank Ernest Crooke
Mother: Elizabeth Crooke


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1868 - In the year that Leura Maud Crooke was born, on May 30th, Memorial Day was observed as a day to decorate the graves of Union soldiers with flowers. General John A. Logan, of the Grand Army of the Republic, had declared the 30th "Decoration Day".

1896 - When this person was 28 years old, on January 28th, the first ticket for speeding - called "furious driving" - was issued. Walter Arnold of Kent England was fined 1 shilling plus costs - for going 8 mph. The speed limit was 2 mph.

1902 - When this person was 34 years old, about 150 thousand United Mine Workers went on strike in eastern Pennsylvania for a wage increase and more suitable hours. They eventually got a 10% raise and their workday was reduced from 10 hours to 9. Because winter was coming and most people at the time heated their homes with coal, President Teddy Roosevelt arbitrated between the owners and the workers - the first time that the Federal government arbitrated in a strike.

1914 - Leura was 46 years old when President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. Anna Jarvis had championed a Mother's Day for years but Congress had joked a few years earlier that then they would have to proclaim a "Mother-in-law's Day" as well. The President who championed a woman's right to vote also created a day in their honor.

1946 - In the year of Leura Maud Crooke'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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Leura Maud Crooke passed away in 1946 in Heidelberg, Australia at 78 years of age. There is no listed cause of death for Leura. Leura was born in 1868. Leura was born to Burbank Ernest Crooke and Elizabeth Crooke, and we currently have no other siblings in their family tree.


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