Mary Catherine Roadknight

(1892 - 1959)

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Mary Catherine Roadknight
1892 - 1959
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1892
Death
1959
Bent, Australia
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Bent, Australia
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Mary Catherine Roadknight was born in 1892. She was born to Oleary Timothy Roadknight and Jane Dowling Roadknight. She died in 1959 in Bent, Australia at age 67.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Mary Catherine Roadknight passed away in 1959 in Bent, Australia at age 67. She was born in 1892. She was born to Oleary Timothy Roadknight and Jane Dowling Roadknight.

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In 1892, in the year that Mary Catherine Roadknight was born, on October 5th, the Dalton Gang was shot. The Gang was attempting to rob two banks - simultaneously - in Coffeyville Kansas but word spread of the robberies and townspeople with guns greeted them when they left the banks. Four members of the gang were killed - only Emmett Dalton survived his wounds and spent 14 years in prison.

In 1902, when she was only 10 years old, about 150 thousand United Mine Workers went on strike in eastern Pennsylvania for a wage increase and more suitable hours. They eventually got a 10% raise and their workday was reduced from 10 hours to 9. Because winter was coming and most people at the time heated their homes with coal, President Teddy Roosevelt arbitrated between the owners and the workers - the first time that the Federal government arbitrated in a strike.

In 1928, at the age of 36 years old, Mary was alive when aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1946, she was 54 years old when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1959, in the year of Mary Catherine Roadknight'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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