Sarah Alice Duffy (1871 - 1946)

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Northcote, Australia

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Northcote, Australia

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Family

Father: Esmonde Thomas Duffy
Mother: Margaret Mckenzie Duffy

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Middle name

Alice

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1871 - In the year that Sarah Alice Duffy was born, on October 8th, 4 major fires started on the shores of Lake Michigan - in Chicago (Illinois), Peshtigo (Wisconsin), Holland (Michigan) and Manistee (Michigan). The Chicago fire is the most well known of them because it left almost 100,000 people homeless. But the Peshtigo Fire killed around 2,500 people. The casualty count made it the deadliest fire in US history.

1875 - She was just 4 years old when on May 17th, Aristides was the first horse to win the Kentucky Derby. It was the first year of the "The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports" - begun by Col. Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr., the grandson of William Clark, the explorer.

1881 - At the age of only 10 years old, Sarah was alive when on February 19th, Kansas became the first state to prohibit all alcohol - the prohibition lasted statewide until 1948.

1892 - At the age of 21 years old, Sarah was alive when on October 12th, the "Pledge of Allegiance" was first recited in unison by students in U.S. public schools. Composed the previous August by Francis Bellamy, it was to be recited in 15 seconds and originally read: "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." "Under God" was added in the 1950's.

1946 - In the year of Sarah Alice Duffy's passing, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

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Sarah Alice Duffy died in 1946 in Northcote, Australia at age 75. No cause of death has been entered for Sarah. She was born in 1871. She was born to Esmonde Thomas Duffy and Margaret Mckenzie Duffy, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.

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