Mary Elgin (1904 - 1983)

Mary Elgin
1904 - 1983
updated February 06, 2019
Mary Elgin was born on December 15, 1904. She died in April 1983 at 78 years old. We know that Mary Elgin had been residing in Annawan, Henry County, Illinois 61234.


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Mary Elgin passed away in April 1983 at 78 years old. She was born on December 15, 1904. We have no information about Mary's surviving family. We know that Mary Elgin had been residing in Annawan, Henry County, Illinois 61234.
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In 1904, in the year that Mary Elgin was born, the World's Fair, officially known as the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, was held in St. Louis, Missouri. Attended by nearly 19.7 million people (and later the subject of a Judy Garland film), the Fair was funded by federal, state and local sources to the tune of $15 million. As the name suggests, the Fair was suggested as a way to celebrate the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. In the past, World's Fairs were a way of bringing new technology to the attention of the masses and this fair was no exception - the use of electricity (the public feared it at the time), personal cars, airplanes, and the electric streetcar were all highlighted.

In 1941, Mary was 37 years old when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1952, when she was 48 years old, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1978, when she was 74 years old, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

In 1983, in the year of Mary Elgin's passing, physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

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Jun 18, 1892 - May 1981
Dec 18, 1916 - February 1976
Aug 17, 1923 - May 12, 2009
Mar 7, 1906 - September 1975
Nov 29, 1912 - June 1974
May 15, 1896 - July 1975
Jan 27, 1891 - Oct 31, 1990
Jun 7, 1907 - Sep 21, 1994
Oct 17, 1876 - Jun 15, 1970
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May 17, 1947 - Oct 21, 2006

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Aug 10, 1883 - November 1975
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Mar 12, 1948 - Oct 15, 2009
Jun 26, 1896 - September 1986
Feb 22, 1948 - Jun 13, 2010
Oct 23, 1918 - June 1969
Oct 17, 1895 - May 1967
Dec 28, 1916 - November 1986
Aug 25, 1932 - Mar 8, 2006
May 6, 1900 - April 1966
Sep 14, 1901 - April 1982
May 31, 1913 - May 1977
Jul 31, 1903 - May 16, 1993
Apr 27, 1908 - May 1987
Jun 4, 1898 - March 1972
Oct 10, 1911 - February 1970
Jan 1, 1923 - December 1979
May 20, 1902 - January 1972

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Apr 20, 1889 - September 1973
Jan 4, 1893 - January 1985
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May 4, 1888 - July 1976
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