Myrtle Ivy Jones (1891 - 1985)

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Wans, Australia

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Wans, Australia

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Family

Father: Hughes Bartholo Jones
Mother: Anne Maby Jones

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Ivy

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1891 - In the year that Myrtle Ivy Jones was born, James Naismith, at the Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, invented the game of basketball. Originally using two peach baskets and a soccer ball, he created the game to keep his students active during the long, harsh New England winters.

1925 - Myrtle was 34 years old when in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

1964 - She was 73 years old when on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

1978 - At the age of 87 years old, Myrtle was alive when on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

1985 - In the year of Myrtle Ivy Jones's passing, on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

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Myrtle Ivy Jones passed away in 1985 in Wans, Australia at 94 years of age. No cause of death has been listed for Myrtle. She was born in 1891. She was born to Hughes Bartholo Jones and Anne Maby Jones, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.

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