Rose Semken (1921 - 1994)

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Rosemary Adelaide (Williams) Semken
1921 - 1994
November 26, 1921
July 16, 1994
Botany, Bayside Council County, NSW, 2019, Australia
Rosemary Adelaide (Williams) Semken was born on November 26, 1921, and died at age 72 years old on July 16, 1994 in Botany, Bayside Council County, NSW Australia. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Rose Semken.
Updated: August 2, 2022
Biography ID: 451307

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Rosemary Semken passed away at age 72 years old on July 16, 1994 in Botany, Bayside Council County, NSW Australia. Rosemary Adelaide (Williams) Semken was born on November 26, 1921. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Rose Semken.

Average Age & Life Expectancy

Rose Semken lived 3 years longer than the average Williams family member when she died at the age of 72.
The average age of a Williams family member is 69.

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John & Mary Jane (Bate) Williams Family, Australia
Portrait of my John & Mary Jane (Bate) Williams family, taken late 1923/ early 1924 in Leichhardt, Sydney, Australia.

In this photo: Elsie nee Williams Crooks, Rosemary Adelaide Williams,
Mary Jane nee Bate Williams, Billy Crooks, John Samuel Williams, Alma nee Kjelsberg Williams, June Ellen Williams, Robert Crooks, Richard Frederick Williams, Florence nee Aicken Williams, baby Williams, and John Fenwick Williams.
People in photo include: Billy Crooks, Robert Crooks, and Florence Nee Aicken Williams

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1921 - 1994 World Events

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In 1921, in the year that Rose Semken was born, in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

In 1946, by the time she was 25 years old, 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.

In 1965, when she was 44 years old, the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

In 1984, by the time she was 63 years old, on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

In 1994, in the year of Rose Semken's passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.


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