Mamie Washington (1897 - 1973)

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Melyan W Dixon

Melyan W Dixon

Bev Scoffone & Joyce Vandever

Bev Scoffone & Joyce Vandever

Mr Clarence Slagle

Mr Clarence Slagle

Mary (Washington) Vorise

Mary (Washington) Vorise

Sam Jones Washington, ex-slave, Ft. Worth

Sam Jones Washington, ex-slave, Ft. Worth

Rosa Washington, ex-slave, El Paso

Rosa Washington, ex-slave, El Paso

President McKinley & Booker T. Washington

President McKinley & Booker T. Washington

Booker T. Washington & guests

Booker T. Washington & guests

George Washington - Freemason

George Washington - Freemason

General Washington

General Washington

Samuel Erhart Drawing, Santa Claus, 1913

Samuel Erhart Drawing, Santa Claus, 1913

Martha Custis

Martha Custis

Capt. Lawrence Washington

Capt. Lawrence Washington

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Martha Dandridge Custis Washington Melyan W Dixon Bev Scoffone & Joyce Vandever Mr Clarence Slagle

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1897 - In the year that Mamie Washington was born, in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

1911 - When she was merely 14 years old, British physicist Ernest Rutherford (born in New Zealand), along with German physicist Hans Geiger, discovered the structure of an atom. He found that atoms had nuclei (a nucleus) and were circled by electrons, much as planets orbit the sun.

1916 - She was 19 years old when suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

1958 - When she was 61 years old, on January 1st, the European Economic Community (Common Market) came into operation. The first members were France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The Common Market was formed as a way to strengthen members' economies and deter wars in Europe.

1973 - In the year of Mamie Washington's passing, on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

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Mamie Washington passed away in May 1973 at age 75. No cause of death has been entered. She was born on October 25, 1897. There is no information about Mamie's family. We know that Mamie Washington had been residing in Washington, District of Columbia County, District of Columbia.

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