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Marion Luther Mullinnix (1869 - 1918)

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Marion Luther Mullinnix
1869 - 1918
Born
March 18, 1869
South Carolina United States
Death
November 17, 1918
Lavonia, Georgia United States 30553
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Marion Luther Mullinnix was born on March 18, 1869 in South Carolina. He is the child of Narcissa Matilda (Martin). He was the parent of Ola (Mullinnix) with an unknown spouse. Father to 1 child, he died on November 17, 1918 in Lavonia, Georgia United States at 49 years old.
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Father to 1 child, he died on November 17, 1918 in Lavonia, Georgia United States at 49 years old. He was born on March 18, 1869 in South Carolina. Marion Luther Mullinnix is the child of Narcissa Matilda (Martin). He had Ola (Mullinnix) with an unlisted partner.
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1869 - 1918 World Events

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In 1869, in the year that Marion Luther Mullinnix was born, on August 31st, Irish scientist Mary Ward, age 42, was hit and killed by a car powered by a steam engine. The car was built by her cousins. She was the world's first known casualty of a car accident.

In 1881, by the time he was only 12 years old, on November 19th, a meteorite landed a few miles southwest of Odessa, Ukraine. According to one report: "About 7 o'clock one morning a bright and serpentine tail of fire was seen passing over the town by the inhabitants of Odessa, and M. Prendel, editor of one of the Odessa papers, surmising that the phenomenon betokened a fall of meteorites, offered a reward to any person who would bring him one. Three days afterward a gentleman of Grossliebental brought him one which had been found by a peasant who was nearly frightened out of his senses at its fall. It fell beside him while at work in his field and buried itself .55 meters (almost 2 ft) into the ground." The recovered piece was about 17.5 lbs.

In 1898, by the time he was 29 years old, on March 24th, Robert Allison of Pennsylvania became the first person to buy an American-built car. He bought a Winton, which he had seen in an advertisement in Scientific American. The Winton, built in Ohio, was made by hand and came with a leather roof, padded seats, gas lamps, and tires made by B.F. Goodrich.

In 1909, by the time he was 40 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 1918, in the year of Marion Luther Mullinnix's passing, on November 1, an elevated train on the Brooklyn line of the subway - driven by an inexperienced operator because of a strike - tried to navigate a turn at 30mph. The limit on the curve was 6 mph. The 2nd and 3rd cars of the 5 car wooden train were badly damaged and at least 93 people were killed, making it the deadliest crash in New York subway history.

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