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Nora Joana (Smith Rickard) Muir (1871 - 1950)

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Nora Joana (Smith Rickard) Muir
1871 - 1950
Born
September 19, 1871
Kohala Mountain Rd, in Waimea, Hawaii County, Hawaii United States
Death
October 2, 1950
O‘ahu in Honolulu County, Hawaii United States
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Nora Joana (Smith Rickard) Muir was born on September 19, 1871 in Waimea, Hawaii United States. Her maiden name is Smith Rickard and she married into the Muir family. She is the child of William Henry Rickard and Norah (Treloar) Rickard, with siblings Nellie, Emma, Louisa, William, Mary, James, Willie, Alice, Florence, Walter, Ethel, Harold, Gladys, Cecil, Aileen, Culeen, and Violet. She died on October 2, 1950 at O‘ahu, Hawaii United States at 79 years old.
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Nora Joana (Smith Rickard) Muir passed away on October 2, 1950 at O‘ahu, Hawaii United States at 79 years of age. She was born on September 19, 1871 in Waimea, Hawaii United States. She is the child of William Henry Rickard and Norah (Treloar) Rickard, with siblings Nellie, Emma, Louisa, William, Mary, James, Willie, Alice, Florence, Walter, Ethel, Harold, Gladys, Cecil, Aileen, Culeen, and Violet.
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1871 - 1950 World Events

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In 1871, in the year that Nora Joana (Smith Rickard) Muir was born, on July 20th, British Columbia became the 6th province of Canada. While Vancouver is the largest city in British Columbia, Victoria was chosen as the capital..

In 1883, she was just 12 years old when on February 28th, in Boston MA, the first vaudeville theater was opened by Benjamin Franklin Keith.

In 1890, when she was 19 years old, on December 29th, the Wounded Knee Massacre occurred in South Dakota on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation . The U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment said that they rode into the Lakota camp "trying to disarm" the inhabitants. One person, Black Coyote - who was deaf - held onto his rifle, saying that he paid a lot of money for it. Shots rang out and by the end at least 153 Lakota Sioux - some estimates say 300 - and 25 troops had died. The site of the massacre is a National Historic Landmark.

In 1946, by the time she was 75 years old, 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.

In 1950, in the year of Nora Joana (Smith Rickard) Muir'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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