Maria Murgie (1894 - 1975)

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Maria Murgie
1894 - 1975
updated February 06, 2019
Maria Murgie was born on May 10, 1894. She died in December 1975 at 81 years of age. We know that Maria Murgie had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15206.


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Maria Murgie died in December 1975 at 81 years of age. She was born on May 10, 1894. We have no information about Maria's family. We know that Maria Murgie had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15206.
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In 1894, in the year that Maria Murgie was born, on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

In 1905, by the time she was only 11 years old, the Niagara Falls conference was held in Fort Erie, Ontario. Led by W.E.B. Du Bois and William Monroe Trotter, a group of African-American men met in opposition to racial segregation and disenfranchisement. Booker T. Washington had been calling for policies of accommodation and conciliation and these two men, along with the others who attended the conference, felt that this was accomplishing nothing. The group was the precursor to the NAACP.

In 1942, she was 48 years old when on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

In 1950, by the time she was 56 years old, on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip - created by Charles Schultz - and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

In 1975, in the year of Maria Murgie's passing, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

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Other Murgies

James Murgie
Nov 28, 1897 - February 1972
Drexel Hill, PA
Rose M Murgie
Jul 18, 1916 - Sep 4, 2009
Oakmont, PA
Thomas Murgie
Feb 1, 1888 - January 1964
Helen Murgie
Feb 13, 1896 - Mar 15, 1972
Pittsburgh, PA
Joseph R Murgie
May 6, 1931 - Nov 28, 2009
Kingston, PA
Charles Murgie
Jan 20, 1908 - Mar 7, 2002
Niles, OH
Singre Murgie
around 1863 - Nov 18, 1893

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