Polly (Green) Ashdale Smith (1879 - 1906)

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Polly Ellen (Green) Gray
1879 - 1906
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1879
Death
1906
NSW Australia
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Cant, Australia
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Polly Green Ashdale Smith was born in 1879. She was born into the Green family and married into the Gray family. According to her family tree, Polly was mother to 1 child. She married Gray Charles Percival Horace Cooperthwaite Gray, and they gave birth to Alma Evelyn Ashdale Smith. She died in 1906 in New South Wales at age 27. We know that Polly Green Ashdale Smith had been residing in Cant, Australia.
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Polly Green Ashdale Smith, mother to 1 child, passed away in 1906 in New South Wales at 27 years of age. She was born in 1879. According to her family tree, she married Gray Charles Percival Horace Cooperthwaite Gray, and they gave birth to Alma Evelyn Ashdale Smith. We know that Polly Green Ashdale Smith had been residing in Cant, Australia.

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In 1879, in the year that Polly Green Ashdale Smith was born, 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.

In 1880, by the time she was only 1 year old, on February 4th, five members of one family in Ontario, Canada were killed and their farm was burned by a mob. Called the Black Donnelly Massacre, the Irish family had been feuding with other citizens of the town. No one was ever convicted.

In 1888, Polly was only 9 years old when on January 12th, the 'Schoolhouse Blizzard' blanketed Dakota Territory. Montana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Texas were hit, leaving 235 dead. Many of those who perished were children on their way home from school. The day was relatively warm when it began and the blizzard hit unexpectedly, catching most by surprise.

In 1893, at the age of merely 14 years old, Polly was alive when on May 5th, a crash on the New York Stock Exchange started a depression that lasted 4 years. It was the beginning of the Panic of 1893.

In 1906, in the year of Polly Green Ashdale Smith's passing, the great San Francisco earthquake hit, estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused fires that raged for days and between the earthquake and the fire, about 3,000 people were killed and 80% of the City was destroyed.

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