Pollie Gertd Ellis (1866 - 1946)



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St Kilda, Australia

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St Kilda, Australia

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Father: Ellis William Ellis
Mother: Ann Cruise Ellis


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1866 - In the year that Pollie Gertd Ellis was born, on February 13th, the first robbery committed by Jesse James and his gang - a daylight bank robbery - occurred in Liberty, Missouri. Jesse's presence has been disputed but most historians agree that he was there.

1871 - By the time she was just 5 years old, on March 29th, Royal Albert Hall in London was officially opened by Queen Victoria. Construction had begun in 1867 and the hall was named after Queen Victoria's husband, who had died in 1861 - 10 years before.

1895 - When she was 29 years old, on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

1911 - Pollie was 45 years old when the Triangle Shirtwaist fire occurred, one of the deadliest industrial disasters in U.S. history. 146 workers (123 women and 23 men, many of them recent Jewish and Italian immigrants) died from the fire or by jumping to escape the fire and smoke. The garment factory was on the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors of a building in Greenwich Village in Manhattan. Doors to stairwells and exits had been locked in order to prevent workers from taking unauthorized breaks and to prevent theft, so they couldn't escape by normal means when the fire broke out. Due to the disaster, legislation was passed to protect sweatshop workers.

1946 - In the year of Pollie Gertd Ellis's passing, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

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Pollie Gertd Ellis died in 1946 in St Kilda, Australia at 80 years of age. There is no known cause of death for Pollie. She was born in 1866. She was born to Ellis William Ellis and Ann Cruise Ellis, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.


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