Queenie Norah Cliffy (Baker) Graham (1892 - 1970)

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Queenie Norah Cliffy (Baker) Graham
1892 - 1970
January 26, 1892
on Cliffy Island, Victoria Australia
April 11, 1970
Portland, Victoria Australia
Last Known Residence
St Kilda, Australia
Queenie Norah Cliffy (Baker) Graham was born on January 26, 1892 in on Cliffy Island, Victoria Australia. Her maiden name is Baker and she married into the Graham family. She is the child of Richard Joye Baker and Honora (Curtis) Baker, with siblings Albert, Arthur, Ernest, Adelaide, Annie, Beryl, and Richard. According to her family tree, Queenie was mother to 4 children. She married Leslie Sherlock Graham, and they had children Richard John Graham, Norma Doreen (Graham) Holdaway, Leslie Ernest Graham, and Alma Norah (Graham) Ross. She died on April 11, 1970 in Portland, Victoria Australia at age 78. We know that Queenie Norah Cliffy (Baker) Graham had been residing in St Kilda, Australia.
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The Age, Melbourne, March 1892. BIRTHS. BAKER. - On the 26th January, at Cliffy Island, the wife of R. J. Baker, lighthouse keeper, of a daughter. Both well. Married - Les Graham 1914. The Age, Melbourne, April 1916. BIRTHS. GRAHAM - LIDDELL (nee Queenie Baker). On the 14th April, at 131 Argyle street, St. Kilda, the wife of Leslie Graham - a son ( Richard John ). The Argus, Melbourne, February 1922. GRAHAM. - On the 4th of February, at Highett street Mansfield, the wife of Les Graham, bandmaster- a daughter ( Alma Norah ). Both Well. LAW NOTICES - THE ARGUS, Melbourne, 17 July 1945. PROBATE of the WILL of ISABELLA TURNER,late of Tolmie, may be granted to Queenie Norah Cliffy Graham, formerly of High street, Mansfield, but now of 675 Spencer street West Melbourne.
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St Kilda, Australia
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April 14, 1970
Fawkner, VIC Australia
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The Age, Melbourne. 15 April 1970. GRAHAM. - Queenie Norah Cliffy (nee Baker) Dearly loved mother of Alma. "I miss you mum." GRAHAM. - Queenie (Mum). - Dearly loved mother of Norma, loved by Marcelle, Bill and Rex. GRAHAM. - Queenie. - Nan, loved by Kenneth, Dawn and Kendal Queenie. A loss we hope to regain someday. GRAHAM. Queenie.- On April 11, at 41 Bentinck street, Portland. Queenie, dearly loved mother of Dick and Elaine (Singapore) Les and Norma (Sydney) and Alma (Portland). GRAHAM.- On April 11, at Portland, Queenie, loved grandmother of Vivian and Brian, dearly loved great grandmother of Richard and Melissa. GRAHAM. - Queenie Norah. - On April 11 at Portland, mother-in-law of Ken Ross Snr. A dear friend and lovely lady.
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In 1892, in the year that Queenie Norah Cliffy (Baker) Graham was born, on October 5th, the Dalton Gang was shot. The Gang was attempting to rob two banks - simultaneously - in Coffeyville Kansas but word spread of the robberies and townspeople with guns greeted them when they left the banks. Four members of the gang were killed - only Emmett Dalton survived his wounds and spent 14 years in prison.

In 1907, Queenie was only 15 years old when radiometric dating, a recently discovered technology that could date rocks, found that the earth was 2.2 billion years old which was dramatically older than previously thought. Later refinements and advancements in science would date the age of the earth at over 4.5 billion years.

In 1915, by the time she was 23 years old, Audrey Munson, playing a model for a sculptor in the film "Inspiration", became the first actress to shed her clothes on screen. Fearing that banning the film would mean that censors would also have to "ban Renaissance art" the film was released, with Munson in the nude scenes and a stand-in doing the acting. (Munson had previously been "America's First Supermodel" and posed nude as the model for many famous artworks.) The film was a hit with audiences.

In 1953, she was 61 years old when on July 27th, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed. The Armistice was to last until "a final peaceful settlement is achieved". No peaceful settlement has ever been agreed upon.

In 1970, in the year of Queenie Norah Cliffy (Baker) Graham's passing, on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

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