Mary Ellen King

(1884 - 1940)

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Mary Ellen King
1884 - 1940
Born
1884
Boor, Australia
Death
October 17, 1940
Last Known Residence
Boor, Australia
Summary
Mary Ellen King was born in 1884 in Boor, Australia. She was born to William King and Elizabeth Ambrose King. She died on October 17, 1940 at 56 years old.
Updated: July 24, 2019
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Mary Ellen King
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Mary Ellen King
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Boor, Australia
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Mary King was born in in Boor, Australia
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Mary King was born in in Boor, Australia
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Mitcham Municipal Borough in Civilian War Dead
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Rank: Civilian
Regiment: Civilian War Dead
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Mary Ellen King passed away on October 17, 1940 at 56 years of age. She was buried in Mitcham Municipal Borough, Civilian War Dead. Mary was born in 1884 in Boor, Australia. She was born to William King and Elizabeth Ambrose King.

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In 1884, in the year that Mary Ellen King was born, on August 5th, the cornerstone for the base of the Statue of Liberty - a gift from the people of France - was laid. 120,000 people - most donations were $1 - donated to the completion of the base. An 1883 poem by Emma Lazarus was also written to raise funds. That poem was included in the base of the statue and is well known today. The most famous phrase: "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

In 1913, at the age of 29 years old, Mary was alive when the 17th Amendment, establishing the direct election of U.S. Senators, was adopted. Previously, Senators were elected by state legislatures. As early as 1826, a call to elect senators through popular vote was championed and previous to the 17th amendment, two states had already changed their process. Governors are still able to appoint senators to vacant seats until an election can be held.

In 1924, when she was 40 years old, J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

In 1931, when she was 47 years old, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1940, in the year of Mary Ellen King's passing, on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

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c. 1895 - Oct 15, 1940 1895 - 1940
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c. 1857 - Nov 18, 1940 1857 - 1940
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c. 1876 - Oct 7, 1917 1876 - 1917
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c. 1896 - Apr 11, 1917 1896 - 1917
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c. 1914 - Apr 5, 1942 1914 - 1942
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c. 1880 - Apr 17, 1941 1880 - 1941
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c. 1908 - Aug 26, 1940 1908 - 1940
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c. 1896 - Jun 24, 1917 1896 - 1917
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c. 1886 - Aug 28, 1914 1886 - 1914
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c. 1908 - Dec 7, 1943 1908 - 1943
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c. 1918 - Jul 10, 1944 1918 - 1944
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c. 1889 - Nov 13, 1916 1889 - 1916
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Unknown - Feb 9, 1945 ? - 1945
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c. 1898 - Mar 15, 1916 1898 - 1916
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c. 1909 - Nov 29, 1943 1909 - 1943
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Unknown - Nov 26, 1943 ? - 1943
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c. 1915 - Apr 7, 1943 1915 - 1943
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c. 1917 - Aug 19, 1942 1917 - 1942
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