Minnie Knowles (1884 - 1950)

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Minnie Knowles
1884 - 1950
updated February 06, 2019
Minnie Knowles was born in 1884. She was born to Thompson Thomas Knowles and Emily Horner Knowles, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree. She died in 1950 in E St K, Australia at 66 years of age.

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Minnie Knowles Biography

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Minnie Knowles died in in E St K, Australia

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E St K, Australia

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Thompson Thomas Knowles
E St K, Australia
Emily Horner Knowles
E St K, Australia

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Minnie Knowles died in 1950 in E St K, Australia at age 66. She was born in 1884. She was born to Thompson Thomas Knowles and Emily Horner Knowles, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.
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1884 - 1950 World Events

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In 1884, in the year that Minnie Knowles was born, on May 1st, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions - a US association - first resolved that "eight hours shall constitute a legal day's labour from and after May 1, 1886, and that we recommend to labour organisations throughout this jurisdiction that they so direct their laws as to conform to this resolution by the time named." Previously, workdays would consist of 10 to 16 hours a day - 6 days a week. It would take years before the 8 hour workday became common practice - and longer before it became a law.

In 1897, at the age of only 13 years old, Minnie was alive when on July 17th, the Klondike Gold Rush began when the first successful prospectors returned to Seattle after mining in the Yukon. They arrived on the ships Excelsior and Portland, bringing vast quantities of gold - over $32,000,000 in today's money - and everyone rushed to become rich in the Yukon.

In 1904, when she was 20 years old, the World's Fair, officially known as the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, was held in St. Louis, Missouri. Attended by nearly 19.7 million people (and later the subject of a Judy Garland film), the Fair was funded by federal, state and local sources to the tune of $15 million. As the name suggests, the Fair was suggested as a way to celebrate the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. In the past, World's Fairs were a way of bringing new technology to the attention of the masses and this fair was no exception - the use of electricity (the public feared it at the time), personal cars, airplanes, and the electric streetcar were all highlighted.

In 1945, she was 61 years old when on February 19th, US Marines landed on the island of Iwo Jima and the Battle of Iwo Jima began. Lasting 5 weeks, it was some of the bloodiest and fiercest fighting in the Pacific theater during World War II. The occupying Japanese forces were heavily armed and there were 21,000 Japanese soldiers on the island at the beginning of the battle. Only 216 Japanese soldiers were captured afterwards - the rest had been killed in action or committed suicide. 6,800 American soldiers died but the Americans took control of the island.

In 1950, in the year of Minnie Knowles'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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Thompson Thomas Knowles
E St K, Australia
Emily Horner Knowles
E St K, Australia
Alfred Ernest Knowles
1868 - 1950
F Gully, Australia
Albert Knowles
F Gully, Australia
Harriet Knowles
F Gully, Australia
Archibald John Knowles
1927 - 1950
Horsham, Australia
Archibald Allan Knowles
Horsham, Australia
Ivy May Crase Knowles
Horsham, Australia
Ernest Knowles
1894 - 1950
St A, Australia
Not Known Knowles
St A, Australia
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St A, Australia
Esther Knowles
1870 - 1950
F Gully, Australia
Dyball Knowles
F Gully, Australia
Martha Jane Knowles
1868 - 1950
Nathalia, Australia
Watson William Knowles
Nathalia, Australia
Mary Ann Bolton Knowles
Nathalia, Australia
Mary Ann Knowles
1865 - 1951
W Melb, Australia
Donaghy Daniel Knowles
W Melb, Australia
Mary Egan Knowles
W Melb, Australia
Peter Paul Knowles
1897 - 1951
Parkville, Australia

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E St K, Australia
Emily Horner Knowles
E St K, Australia
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1872 - 1950
Windsor, Australia
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Windsor, Australia
Esther Ann Whitehead Courtney
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William John Linn
1879 - 1950
Collingwood, Australia
Samuel Geddes Linn
Collingwood, Australia
Ellen Jane (Barnett) Linn
Collingwood, Australia
Ernest Rail
1885 - 1950
Fitzroy, Australia
William Rail
Fitzroy, Australia
Corcida Francis Rail
Fitzroy, Australia
William Phelan
1872 - 1950
Chelt, Australia
Michael Mcinerney Phelan
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Ellen Conroy Phelan
Chelt, Australia
William Thomson Dickens
1861 - 1950
E Cwell, Australia
Jabez Dickens
E Cwell, Australia
Jean Thomson Dickens
E Cwell, Australia
Ethel Beatrice Ellis
1896 - 1950
South Melbourne, Australia
Bryke George Ellis
South Melbourne, Australia
Mary Ann Balderson Ellis
South Melbourne, Australia
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