Mary Jane Calway (1864 - 1950)

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Mary Jane Calway
1864 - 1950
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1864
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1950
Thornbury, Australia
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Thornbury, Australia
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Mary Jane Calway was born in 1864. She is the child of Colquhourn Robert Calway and Margaret Gilmore Calway. She died in 1950 in Thornbury, Australia at 86 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Mary Jane Calway passed away in 1950 in Thornbury, Australia at age 86. She was born in 1864. She is the child of Colquhourn Robert Calway and Margaret Gilmore Calway.

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In 1864, in the year that Mary Jane Calway was born, on February 25th, the first prisoners arrived at Andersonville Prison in Georgia. Andersonville became notorious for the conditions that Union prisoners endured. 500 prisoners had left from Richmond, Virginia the week before - eventually 13,000 prisoners would die at the prison.

In 1885, she was 21 years old when on June 17th, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor. Two hundred thousand people and hundreds of boats greeted the statue. It had to be assembled but that had to wait until the pedestal was completed the following April.

In 1890, at the age of 26 years old, Mary was alive when on June 1st, the U.S. Census Bureau started tabulating census returns with punch cards. Herman Hollerith's "tabulating machine" used punch cards to more quickly compute census information, taking the time to get census results from 8 years in 1880 to 6 years for the 1890 census. Hollerith's company eventually became IBM.

In 1913, she was 49 years old when ratified in February the 16th Amendment, establishing a Federal income tax, became law. Previously, customs duties (tariffs) and excise taxes were the primary sources of federal revenue. With the passage of the 16th Amendment, incomes of couples exceeding $4,000, as well as those of single persons earning $3,000 or more, were subject to a 1% Federal tax (that would be about $98,000 and $74,000 now). Rates rose to 7% for incomes over half a million dollars. Less than 1% of the population was subject to income tax.

In 1950, in the year of Mary Jane Calway's passing, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

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