Mary Roberts (1877 - 1950)

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Mary Roberts
1877 - 1950
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1877
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1950
Fitzroy, Australia
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Fitzroy, Australia
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Mary Roberts was born in 1877. She is the child of Neil Robert Roberts and Mcclaunan Roberts. She died in 1950 in Fitzroy, Australia at 73 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Mary Roberts died in 1950 in Fitzroy, Australia at 73 years of age. She was born in 1877. She is the child of Neil Robert Roberts and Mcclaunan Roberts.

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In 1877, in the year that Mary Roberts was born, on January 8th, the Battle of Wolf Mountain occurred in southern Montana Territory. Crazy Horse, Two Moon, and their warriors fought the United States Cavalry. The battle was a tactical draw and by May, Crazy Horse and his followers had surrendered at Camp Robinson.

In 1885, she was merely 8 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 1912, by the time she was 35 years old, the Girl Scouts of the USA was started by Juliette Gordon Low with the help of Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Boy Scouts in Great Britain. She said after a meeting with Baden-Powell, "I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!" And she did.

In 1934, at the age of 57 years old, Mary was alive when on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1950, in the year of Mary Roberts's passing, on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip - created by Charles Schultz - and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

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