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Mary Elizabeth Obrien (1890 - 1950)

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Mary Elizabeth Obrien
1890 - 1950
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1890
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1950
Fitzroy, Australia
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Fitzroy, Australia
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Mary Elizabeth Obrien was born in 1890. She is the child of Mcfarlane Thomas Obrien and Ellen Linehan Obrien. She died in 1950 in Fitzroy, Australia at age 60.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Mary Elizabeth Obrien passed away in 1950 in Fitzroy, Australia at 60 years old. She was born in 1890. She is the child of Mcfarlane Thomas Obrien and Ellen Linehan Obrien.
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In 1890, in the year that Mary Elizabeth Obrien was born, on December 29th, the Wounded Knee Massacre occurred in South Dakota on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation . The U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment said that they rode into the Lakota camp "trying to disarm" the inhabitants. One person, Black Coyote - who was deaf - held onto his rifle, saying that he paid a lot of money for it. Shots rang out and by the end at least 153 Lakota Sioux - some estimates say 300 - and 25 troops had died. The site of the massacre is a National Historic Landmark.

In 1906, she was 16 years old when abolitionist and suffragette leader Susan B. Anthony died, before women's right to vote nationally was realized (in 1920). She, along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, founded the National American Woman Suffrage Association which later became the League of Women Voters. She died at the age of 86 of heart failure and pneumonia in her home in New York.

In 1919, Mary was 29 years old when in January, Nebraska was the 36th state to ratify the 18th Amendment, making it the law of the land. The 18th Amendment established Prohibition - a law against the production, transport, and sale of alcohol. Private consumption and possession were not prohibited. Several months later, the Volstead Act was passed, creating laws to enforce the Amendment. Bootlegging and bathtub gin followed.

In 1928, at the age of 38 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 1950, in the year of Mary Elizabeth Obrien's passing, on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip - created by Charles Schultz - and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

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