Mary Flora Waterfield (1867 - 1946)

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South Melbourne, Australia

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South Melbourne, Australia

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Family

Father: Waterfield David Waterfield
Mother: Flora Mclardy Waterfield

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Flora

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1867 - In the year that Mary Flora Waterfield was born, on January 8th, African-American men were given the right to vote in the District of Columbia when Congress overrode President Andrew Johnson's veto. This was the first place in the U.S. to give African Americans the right to vote.

1879 - When she was only 12 years old, on October 22nd, Thomas Edison tested the first practical electric light bulb. Lasting 13½ hours before burning out, it used a "a carbon filament or strip coiled and connected to platina contact wires". He applied for a patent on November 4th, receiving the patent in January 1880.

1894 - When she was 27 years old, on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

1925 - She was 58 years old when in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

1946 - In the year of Mary Flora Waterfield's passing, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

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Mary Flora Waterfield passed away in 1946 in South Melbourne, Australia at age 79. No cause of death has been listed for Mary. She was born in 1867. She was born to Waterfield David Waterfield and Flora Mclardy Waterfield, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.

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