Mary Jane (Box) Herb (1899 - 1925)

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in Charlton County, Georgia United States

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on in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia United States

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at Fort Hills Cemetery, in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia

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Attended blind school in Macon

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Jane

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Box

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Vineville Baptist Church

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1899 - In the year that Mary Jane (Box) Herb was born, on February 4th, the Philippine–American War began. The Philippines objected to the Treaty of Paris, signed in 1898, that transferred possession of the Philippines from Spain to the U.S. Filipinos began a fight for independence and fighting between U.S. forces and those of the Philippine Republic broke out. On June 2nd, the Philippines officially declared war on the United States.

1902 - At the age of only 3 years old, Mary was alive when the world famous Italian tenor, Enrico Caruso, made the first gramophone recording by a popular singer. Accompanied by only a piano, his voice recordings became a big seller and did much to popularize the new-fangled gramophone. He had to sing into a metal "horn" that relayed his voice to a metal disc. And the songs had to be under 4 and a half minutes!

1905 - Mary was merely 6 years old when acclaimed dancer Isadora Duncan established the first school of modern dance in Berlin Germany. Isadora Duncan, born in San Francisco California, dedicated herself to the creation of beauty - through dance. Her focus on the movement of the human body rather than formal kinds of dance helped to give rise to the modern dance movement.

1910 - Mary was just 11 years old when Angel Island, which is in San Francisco Bay, became the immigration center for Asians entering U.S. It was often referred to as "The Ellis Island of the West". Due to restrictive laws against Chinese immigration, many immigrants spent years on the island.

1925 - In the year of Mary Jane (Box) Herb's passing, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

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Macon Daily Telegraph Friday, May 8, 1925
MRS. J. C. Herb
Mrs. Mary Jane Herb, wife of J Herb of 108 Grant Street, died at the Macon Hospital yesterday morning at eleven o'clock. Mrs. Herb had been ill about four months. She was 25 years old, born in Charlton County GA., and moved to Macon seven years ago from Arcadia, Fla. She was a member of the Vineville Baptist Church and was the daughter of the late Jack and Mary Box.
Surviving are her husband, J. Herb, and five children, Alberta, J. C. Jr., Helen, Mildred and May Belle Herb, all of this city.
Funeral services will be held from the residence this afternoon at three o'clock. Rev., Martin A. Wood, pastor of the Vineville Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in Fort Hill Cemetery.

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DEATH: 12950-G

Herb, Mary E
Age at Death 25 years
City of Death Macon
County of Death Bibb
Date of Death 1925-05-07
Year of Death 1925
Father's Name Jack Box
Mother's Name Mary Hitchcock
First Name Mary E
Last Name Herb
Race or Ethnic Origin Caucasian
Certificate Number 12950
Sex Female
Spouse's Name J C Herb
Format Document
Cite as Death Certificates, Vital Records, Public Health, RG 26-5-95, Georgia Archives
Digital Collection Georgia Death Certificates
Filename 004179251_01451.jpg

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Mary Jane attended Georgia Academy for the Blind in Macon Ga during the years 1911-1913(maybe more). According to a letter from the superintendent he was furnishing Mary with clothing and she spent summers with her Aunt in South Macon.
She had a sister that wrote to the Super asking how she was. Her sister's name at the time was Alice Todd. I have copies of these letters.
Aug 06, 2013 · Reply
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