Nellie Beatrice Norquay (1877 - 1946)

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Malvern, Australia

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Malvern, Australia

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Family

Father: Norquay William Norquay
Mother: Susannah Vesey Norquay

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Beatrice

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1877 - In the year that Nellie Beatrice Norquay 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.

1879 - When she was merely 2 years old, on October 22nd, Thomas Edison tested the first practical electric light bulb. Lasting 13½ hours before burning out, it used a "a carbon filament or strip coiled and connected to platina contact wires". He applied for a patent on November 4th, receiving the patent in January 1880.

1893 - Nellie was 16 years old when a songbook, called Song Stories for the Kindergarten, was published by sisters Patty and Mildred Hill. One of the songs included in the book was "Good Morning to All" - later the lyrics were changed and it became "Happy Birthday to You".

1914 - Nellie was 37 years old when in August, the Panama Canal opened to traffic. Begun by the French in the 1880's and abandoned, the United States undertook further construction in 1904. After 10 years, and the elimination of malaria carrying mosquitoes (which caused immense delays for the French and the Americans), the 48 mile long artificial waterway - a series of locks - created a shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

1946 - In the year of Nellie Beatrice Norquay's passing, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

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Nellie Beatrice Norquay passed away in 1946 in Malvern, Australia at 69 years old. No cause of death has been entered. She was born in 1877. She was born to Norquay William Norquay and Susannah Vesey Norquay, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.

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