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Mary Jane Penrose (1850 - 1929)

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Mary Jane Penrose
1850 - 1929
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1850
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1929
Preston, Australia
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Preston, Australia
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Mary Jane Penrose was born in 1850. She is the child of Eva William Penrose and Grace White Penrose. She died in 1929 in Preston, Australia at age 79.
Updated: September 3, 2013
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Mary Jane Penrose passed away in 1929 in Preston, Australia at 79 years old. She was born in 1850. She is the child of Eva William Penrose and Grace White Penrose.
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In 1850, in the year that Mary Jane Penrose was born, in this year, Europeans were 22% of the world population. In 2017, Europeans are 9.94% of the total world population.

In 1881, by the time she was 31 years old, on May 21st, Clara Barton, a nurse, founded the American Red Cross. She was inspired by the Red Cross in Geneva Switzerland and the International Red Cross.

In 1901, when she was 51 years old, shortly after beginning his second term, President McKinley was assassinated by the self proclaimed anarchist Leon Czolgosz. The last President to have served in the Civil War - he began as a private and ended the war as a brevet major - McKinley was a Republican. First elected in 1896, he was re-elected in 1900. Six months after the swearing in, McKinley was shot - and died of the gangrene that set in as a result.

In 1913, by the time she was 63 years old, Woodrow Wilson became the 28th President of the United States in March. Previously the Governor of New Jersey and President of Princeton University, he was the first Southerner to serve as President since Zachary Taylor, over 60 years previous. A Democrat, he led the U.S. during World War I and championed the League of Nations.

In 1929, in the year of Mary Jane Penrose's passing, on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

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