Mary Cleary (1859 - 1949)

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Mary Cleary
1859 - 1949
updated February 06, 2019
Mary Cleary was born in 1859. She was born to Purcell Michael Cleary and Ann Ryan Cleary, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree. She died in 1949 in Ultima, Australia at age 90.


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Purcell Michael Cleary

Ultima, Australia
Ann Ryan Cleary

Ultima, Australia


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Mary Cleary passed away in 1949 in Ultima, Australia at 90 years of age. She was born in 1859. She was born to Purcell Michael Cleary and Ann Ryan Cleary, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.
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1859 - 1949 World Events

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In 1859, in the year that Mary Cleary was born, on February 27th, US Congressman Daniel Sickles shot and killed Philip Barton Key - a US. District Attorney and son of Francis Scott Key, writer of the national anthem, for having an affair with his wife. Sickles claimed temporary insanity - the first to do so - and was acquitted.

In 1907, she was 48 years old when in October, over a 3 week period, the New York stock exchange fell almost 50% from the previous year's high mark. Public panic ensued and there were runs on banks since the U.S. was in the middle of a recession. J.P. Morgan offered his own fortune to back the banks and he was followed by other financiers. This temporarily shored up the banking system, stopping the immediate panic. All of this led to the creation of the Federal Reserve.

In 1927, she was 68 years old when in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

In 1938, she was 79 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1949, in the year of Mary Cleary's passing, on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

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Castlemaine, Australia
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Blam, Australia
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Purcell Michael Cleary

Ultima, Australia
Ann Ryan Cleary

Ultima, Australia
Michael Cleary
1865 - 1949
Bendigo, Australia
Cleary Thomas Cleary

Bendigo, Australia
Emma Frances Cleary
1871 - 1950
Malvern, Australia
Cooke Richard Cleary

Malvern, Australia
Jane Harvey Cleary

Malvern, Australia
Margaret Mary Cleary
1864 - 1950
North Melbourne, Australia
Tobin Thomas Cleary

North Melbourne, Australia
Margaret Keogh Cleary

North Melbourne, Australia
John Thomas Cleary
1894 - 1950
East Melbourne, Australia
Thomas Cleary

East Melbourne, Australia
Julia Heffenan Cleary

East Melbourne, Australia
Hannah Marion Cleary
1867 - 1950
Kew, Australia
William Stephen Cleary

Kew, Australia
Mary Agnes Cleary
1881 - 1950
Oleigh, Australia
John Cleary

Oleigh, Australia
Mary Burnett Cleary

Oleigh, Australia
Violet Genevieve Cleary
1885 - 1950
Ashburton, Australia

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Purcell Michael Cleary

Ultima, Australia
Ann Ryan Cleary

Ultima, Australia
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1878 - 1949
Violet T, Australia
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Violet T, Australia
Jane Ramage Croxford

Violet T, Australia
Mary Jane Baker
1884 - 1949
Walwa, Australia
Sutherland Baker

Walwa, Australia
Humphrey Baker

Walwa, Australia
Edward Shillinglaw
1870 - 1949
Wandin Pk, Australia
Shillinglaw John Shillinglaw

Wandin Pk, Australia
Annie Morrison Shillinglaw

Wandin Pk, Australia
James Brierton
1879 - 1949
Wandin N, Australia
Brierton Frederick Brierton

Wandin N, Australia
Hannah Brierton Brierton

Wandin N, Australia
Ellen Bisset
1884 - 1949
Watta, Australia
Malvina Sinclair Bisset

Watta, Australia
Mary Iris Macleay
1901 - 1949
Watta, Australia
Macleay Alex Macleay

Watta, Australia
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Watta, Australia
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