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Mary Elizabeth (Smith) Lavender (1846 - 1919)

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Mary Elizabeth (Smith) Lavender
1846 - 1919
Born
April 25, 1846
Town of Greenfield in Saratoga County, New York United States
Death
March 20, 1919
Gloversville, Fulton County, New York United States
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Mary Elizabeth (Smith) Lavender was born on April 25, 1846 at Town of Greenfield, New York United States. Her maiden name is Smith and she married into the Lavender family. According to her family tree, Mary was mother to 2 children. She married John C. Lavender, and they had children Lillian May Lavender and Bertha Thressa (Lavender) Chase. She died on March 20, 1919 in Gloversville, New York United States at 72 years old.
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Mother to 2 children, she passed away on March 20, 1919 in Gloversville, New York United States at age 72. she was buried in Gloversville, New York United States. Mary Elizabeth (Smith) Lavender was born on April 25, 1846 at Town of Greenfield, New York United States. According to her family tree, she married John C. Lavender, and they had children Lillian May Lavender and Bertha Thressa (Lavender) Chase.
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1846 - 1919 World Events

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In 1846, in the year that Mary Elizabeth (Smith) Lavender was born, on June 15th, the Oregon Treaty - between Great Britain and the US - was signed. The Treaty agreed that the 49th parallel would be the border between the United States and Canada. Since the actual border wasn't clear in the Treaty, dispute about what was Canada and what was the US continued for a decade.

In 1878, Mary was 32 years old when on September 12th, Cleopatra's Needle, built in Egypt in 1450 B.C. and transported to England, was erected in London. It had arrived in England on January 21st, having been towed by boat.

In 1897, she was 51 years old when on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

In 1904, Mary was 58 years old when the Russo-Japanese war began. The Russian Empire and the Japanese Empire began fighting over the territories of Manchuria and Korea. Russia wanted a warm water port on the Pacific Ocean while Japan feared growing encroachment from Russia into Asia. So the Japan fleet launched a surprise attack on the Russian Navy and a one year war began. President Roosevelt of the United States brokered peace between the two nations. It was the first time in the modern era that an Asian power showed its dominance over a European power.

In 1919, in the year of Mary Elizabeth (Smith) Lavender's passing, in June, the Treaty of Versailles - officially ending World War I - was signed. The European Allies demanded "compensation by Germany for all damage done to the civilian population of the Allies and their property by the aggression of Germany by land, by sea and from the air.” The requirement of compensation is seen by most as the reason for the collapse of the German economy and gave rise to the rule of Hitler.

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