Mary Ann West (1856 - 1931)

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Mary Ann West
1856 - 1931
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1856
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1931
Fitzroy, Australia
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Fitzroy, Australia
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Mary Ann West was born in 1856. She is the child of Allisey John West and Ellen Heaney West. She died in 1931 in Fitzroy, Australia at age 75.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Mary Ann West died in 1931 in Fitzroy, Australia at 75 years of age. She was born in 1856. She is the child of Allisey John West and Ellen Heaney West.

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In 1856, in the year that Mary Ann West was born, on May 21st, Lawrence Kansas was ransacked and burned by pro-slavery forces. Called the "Sacking of Lawrence", it was part of the "Bleeding Kansas" war between pro-slavery and antislavery settlers.

In 1875, when she was 19 years old, on May 17th, Aristides was the first horse to win the Kentucky Derby. It was the first year of the "The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports" - begun by Col. Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr., the grandson of William Clark, the explorer.

In 1885, at the age of 29 years old, Mary was alive when on January 24th, the Fenians - Irish Nationalists - set off dynamite bombs in the House of Commons chamber, Westminster Hall, and the Tower of London. Four civilians and two policemen were injured.

In 1923, at the age of 67 years old, Mary was alive when on August 2nd, Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th President of the United States due to the sudden death of Warren G. Harding. After the scandals of the Harding presidency, Coolidge restored public confidence and was very popular. He won the Presidential election in 1924 but declined to run again in 1928.

In 1931, in the year of Mary Ann West's passing, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

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