Mary Holmes (1879 - 1964)

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1879 - In the year that Mary Holmes was born, on November 10th, Bell Telephone and Western Union reached an agreement. Bell Telephone would keep out of the telegraphy business and Western Union would stay out of the telephone business - leading to success for both.

1883 - At the age of just 4 years old, Mary was alive when on February 28th, in Boston MA, the first vaudeville theater was opened by Benjamin Franklin Keith.

1915 - Mary was 36 years old when in April, the Ottoman Empire rounded up, arrested, and deported 235 to 270 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Turkey. As their actions continued through the next several years, an estimated 600,000 to 1 million Armenians were killed by Turkish soldiers.

1956 - Mary was 77 years old when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

1964 - In the year of Mary Holmes's passing, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

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Mary Holmes died in July 1964 at 84 years of age. No cause of death has been entered. She was born on December 27, 1879. We have no information about Mary's immediate family. We know that Mary Holmes had been residing in Mississippi.

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