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Mary West (1820 - 1888)

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Mary West
1820 - 1888
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1820
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1888
Geelong, Australia
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Geelong, Australia
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Mary West was born in 1820. She is the child of Walsh William West and Elizabeth Stewart West. She died in 1888 in Geelong, Australia at 68 years of age.
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Mary West passed away in 1888 in Geelong, Australia at 68 years of age. She was born in 1820. She is the child of Walsh William West and Elizabeth Stewart West.
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In 1820, in the year that Mary West was born, on February 23rd, a plot to murder the Cabinet of the United Kingdom - called the Cato Street Conspiracy - was discovered in England. Thirteen people were arrested of which five were hanged and decapitated (some people paid for a good view of the hanging, attendance was so large). These were the last beheadings in Great Britain.

In 1832, Mary was merely 12 years old when on August 2nd, the Bad Axe Massacre ended the last major Native American rebellion east of the Mississippi River. The Massacre was the last battle of the war between white settlers and militia in Illinois and Michigan Territory and the Sauk and Fox tribes. 400 - 500 of the Native American warriors were killed outright. Some escaped but were soon killed by Sioux, who were working with the US soldiers.

In 1854, by the time she was 34 years old, on February 28th, the GOP - the Republican Party - was founded in Ripon, Wisconsin by "modernizers", anti-slavery proponents, ex-Whigs, and ex-"Free-Soilers" - who opposed the expansion of slavery. The first Republican President of the United States was Abraham Lincoln.

In 1867, when she was 47 years old, on August 7th through September 20th, the new nation of Canada held its first Federal election. John A. Macdonald's Conservatives won the election.

In 1888, in the year of Mary West's passing, on January 12th, the 'Schoolhouse Blizzard' blanketed Dakota Territory. Montana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Texas were hit, leaving 235 dead. Many of those who perished were children on their way home from school. The day was relatively warm when it began and the blizzard hit unexpectedly, catching most by surprise.

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