Mary Jane Adkin (1883 - 1968)

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Preston, Australia

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Preston, Australia

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Family

Father: Jones John Oli Adkin
Mother: Elizabeth Wagland Adkin

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Jane

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1883 - In the year that Mary Jane Adkin was born, on February 28th, in Boston MA, the first vaudeville theater was opened by Benjamin Franklin Keith.

1890 - At the age of just 7 years old, Mary was alive when on January 2nd, Alice Sanger became the first female staffer to work in the White House. She was hired as a stenographer and, as such, took dictation.

1921 - When she was 38 years old, hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

1931 - At the age of 48 years old, Mary was alive when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

1968 - In the year of Mary Jane Adkin's passing, on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

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Mary Jane Adkin passed away in 1968 in Preston, Australia at age 85. There is no known cause of death. She was born in 1883. She was born to Jones John Oli Adkin and Elizabeth Wagland Adkin, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.

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