Mary Norris

(1861 - 1939)

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Mary Norris
1861 - 1939
Born
1861
Death
1939
Wonthaggi, Australia
Last Known Residence
Wonthaggi, Australia
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Mary Norris was born in 1861. She was born to Lawson Hugh Norris and Ellen Cathcart Norris. She died in 1939 in Wonthaggi, Australia at age 78.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Mary Norris passed away in 1939 in Wonthaggi, Australia at 78 years old. She was born in 1861. She was born to Lawson Hugh Norris and Ellen Cathcart Norris.

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In 1861, in the year that Mary Norris was born, on August 5th, in order to help pay for the Civil War, the Federal government instituted the first income tax in the United States. The Revenue Act of 1861 was rescinded in 1862 but from 1861 through 1862, a flat tax was charged - 3% - on all income over $800, which included only 3% of households. In 1862, a broader tax was enacted.

In 1870, at the age of merely 9 years old, Mary was alive when on March 31st, Thomas Mundy Peterson was the first African-American male who voted in an election - a local election about the town charter. Peterson, a school principal, was also the first to hold elected office and the first to sit on a jury.

In 1905, at the age of 44 years old, Mary was alive 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.

In 1922, when she was 61 years old, on June 22, coal miners in Herrin Illinois, were on strike (coal miners had been on strike nationally since April 1). The striking miners were outraged at the strikebreakers (scabs) that the company had brought in and laid siege to the mine. Three union workers were killed when gunfire was exchanged. The next day, union miners killed 23 strikebreakers and mine guards. No one, on either side, ever faced jail time.

In 1939, in the year of Mary Norris's passing, on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

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