Lily Ada Jessie Walker (1879 - 1963)

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Lily Ada Jessie Walker
1879 - 1963
Rose, Australia
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Rose, Australia
Lily Ada Jessie Walker was born in 1879. She is the child of Parker George Walker and Emily Jane Ward Walker. She died in 1963 in Rose, Australia at 84 years old.
Updated: September 3, 2013
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Lily Ada Jessie Walker passed away in 1963 in Rose, Australia at age 84. She was born in 1879. She is the child of Parker George Walker and Emily Jane Ward Walker.

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In 1879, in the year that Lily Ada Jessie Walker was born, on April 26th, the National Park - later renamed the Royal National Park - the 2nd oldest national park in the world, was formally proclaimed in New South Wales, Australia. It was the first park to have the word "national" in its name.

In 1917, at the age of 38 years old, Lily was alive when in April, the U.S. entered World War I, declaring war against Germany. President Wilson had previously declared neutrality in the war - a position supported by the majority of Americans - but after Germany declared that they would sink all ships trading with Great Britain and sunk U.S. ships, public opinion began to change. Then the Lusitania was sunk, killing 1,201 - including 128 Americans - and more U.S. ships were sunk. The U.S. could stand aside no longer.

In 1924, Lily was 45 years old when 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 1956, at the age of 77 years old, Lily was alive when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1963, in the year of Lily Ada Jessie Walker's passing, on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

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