Olive Lorna Mayhew (1896 - 1929)

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Olive Lorna Mayhew
1896 - 1929
Preston, Australia
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Preston, Australia
Olive Lorna Mayhew was born in 1896. She is the child of Wheeler James Herbert Mayhew and Zillah Hales Mayhew. She died in 1929 in Preston, Australia at 33 years old.
Updated: September 3, 2013
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Olive Lorna Mayhew passed away in 1929 in Preston, Australia at 33 years old. She was born in 1896. She is the child of Wheeler James Herbert Mayhew and Zillah Hales Mayhew.

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In 1896, in the year that Olive Lorna Mayhew was born, on January 4th, Utah became the 45th state in the United States. After the LDS Church banned polygamy in 1890, Utah's application for statehood became acceptable to Congress and the Utah Territory became Utah..

In 1902, she was only 6 years old when the Bureau of the Census was established. This was the government department that was a boon to family historians - it, even now, is responsible for taking the census and provides demographic information and analyses about the population of the United States.

In 1903, when she was merely 7 years old, the United States Department of Commerce and Labor was created by President Theodore Roosevelt to control the excesses of big business. Renamed the Department of Commerce 10 years later, many departments concerned with workers were transferred to the Department of Labor at that time. Another spin-off, the Bureau of Corporations, became the Federal Trade Commission.

In 1913, Olive was 17 years old when Henry Ford installed the first moving assembly line for the mass production of an entire automobile. It had previously taken 12 hours to assemble a whole vehicle - now it took only two hours and 30 minutes! Inspired by the production lines at flour mills, breweries, canneries and industrial bakeries, along with the disassembly of animal carcasses in Chicago’s meat-packing plants, Ford created moving belts for parts and the assembly line was born.

In 1929, in the year of Olive Lorna Mayhew's passing, on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

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