Mary Ann Kell (1860 - 1959)

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Mary Ann Kell
1860 - 1959
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1860
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1959
Star, Australia
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Star, Australia
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Mary Ann Kell was born in 1860. She was born to Pownceby John Kell and Katherine Romey Kell. She died in 1959 in Star, Australia at age 99.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Mary Ann Kell died in 1959 in Star, Australia at age 99. She was born in 1860. She was born to Pownceby John Kell and Katherine Romey Kell.

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In 1860, in the year that Mary Ann Kell was born, on April 3rd, the Pony Express began its first delivery from St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California. The trip took 10 days and the riders carried 49 letters, five telegrams, and newspapers for San Francisco and other cities along the way.

In 1872, she was only 12 years old when on May 22nd, President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Amnesty Act of 1872. The Act restored full civil rights to secessionists, including about 150,000 former slaves who had fought in the Confederate Army. About 500 former Confederate sympathizers were not allowed their full civil rights.

In 1908, when she was 48 years old, Henry Ford developed the first Model T automobile, often called the Tin Lizzy or flivver. Produced from 1908 through 1927, it first sold for $850 - which made it affordable for every middle class family. Previously, cars were the province of the upper class and the introduction of the Model T and its availability changed U.S. culture. Within days of its release, over 15,000 cars had been ordered.

In 1937, Mary was 77 years old when on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1959, in the year of Mary Ann Kell's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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