Margaret Jane (Starry) Erb (1873 - 1929)

Margaret Jane (Starry) Erb
1873 - 1929
updated January 23, 2020
Margaret Jane (Starry) Erb was born on August 26, 1873 in Pennsylvania. She was born into the Starry family and married into the Erb family. She was born to Levi Carson Starry and Julian (Erb) Starry, with siblings William, Julia, Leah, and Levi. Margaret died on May 31, 1929 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania at age 55.

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Margaret Jane (Starry) Erb

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Margaret

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Jane

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Starry

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Margaret Erb was born on in Pennsylvania United States

Death

Margaret Erb died on in Latrobe, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania United States 15650

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at Coles Cemetery, Cemetery Lane, in Derry, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania United States 15627

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Parents:

Oct 8, 1823 - Nov 13, 1894
1829 - Nov 30, 1900

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Apr 24, 1852 - Nov 28, 1937
Nov 10, 1848 - Mar 17, 1910
1850 - 1928
1857 - Aug 29, 1918

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Margaret Jane (Starry) Erb passed away on May 31, 1929 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania at 55 years of age. She was buried in Coles Cemetery, Derry, Pennsylvania. Margaret was born on August 26, 1873 in Pennsylvania. She was born to Levi Carson Starry and Julian (Erb) Starry, with siblings William, Julia, Leah, and Levi.
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In 1873, in the year that Margaret Jane (Starry) Erb was born, on March 3rd, the U.S. Congress enacted the Comstock Law. The law made it illegal to send any "obscene, lewd, or lascivious" material through the U.S. mail. This included erotica, contraceptives, sex toys, abortifacients, information about these items, and "personal letters alluding to any sexual content or information".

In 1887, by the time she was only 14 years old, on January 20th, the US Senate gave the US Navy the right to lease Pearl Harbor as a naval base. Pearl Harbor is on the island of Oahu, a part of the Hawaiian Islands. The Navy was given direction to maintain "a coaling and repair station" at the harbor.

In 1909, by the time she was 36 years old, explorer Robert Peary, a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, claimed to have been the first to have reached the geographic North Pole. His claim has been disputed for over a century - some say that he ended up 60 miles from the North Pole. Peary was the only navigator on his team and he didn't submit his records for public review.

In 1917, she was 44 years old when on July 28, between ten and fifteen thousand blacks silently walked down New York City's Fifth Avenue to protest racial discrimination and violence. Lynchings in Waco Texas and hundreds of African-Americans killed in East St. Louis Illinois had sparked the protest. Picket signs said "Mother, do lynchers go to heaven?" "Mr. President, why not make America safe for democracy?" "Thou shalt not kill." "Pray for the Lady Macbeth's of East St. Louis" and "Give us a chance to live."

In 1929, in the year of Margaret Jane (Starry) Erb's passing, American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

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