Maida Joseph Kerr (1881 - 1946)



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Preston, Australia

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Preston, Australia

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Father: Kerr Joseph Kerr
Mother: Eliza Lambert Kerr


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1881 - In the year that Maida Joseph Kerr was born, on April 28th, Billy the Kid escaped from the Lincoln County Jail in New Mexico. He killed James Bell and Robert Ollinger in the escape and then stole a horse and rode out of town. On July 14th, Pat Garrett shot and killed Billy the Kid in Billy's friend's home near Fort Sumner, New Mexico.

1900 - At the age of 19 years old, Maida was alive when the unemployment rate in the U.S. was 5.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. 31% of all workers were employed in the public service sector, 19% of women were employed (1 percent of all lawyers and 6 percent of physicians were women), 6% of the workforce were children, and 14% of the workforce was "non-white."

1902 - She was 21 years old when the Bureau of the Census was established. This was the government department that was a boon to family historians - it, even now, is responsible for taking the census and provides demographic information and analyses about the population of the United States.

1934 - By the time she was 53 years old, on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

1946 - In the year of Maida Joseph Kerr'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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Maida Joseph Kerr passed away in 1946 in Preston, Australia at 65 years old. There is no known cause of death for Maida. She was born in 1881. She was born to Kerr Joseph Kerr and Eliza Lambert Kerr, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.


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