Sarah Ann Hester

(1863 - 1935)

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Sarah Ann Hester
1863 - 1935
Born
1863
Death
1935
Kyneton, Australia
Last Known Residence
Kyneton, Australia
Summary
Sarah Ann Hester was born in 1863. She was born to Fooks Thomas Hester and Sophia Edwards Hester. She died in 1935 in Kyneton, Australia at 72 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Sarah Ann Hester died in 1935 in Kyneton, Australia at age 72. She was born in 1863. She was born to Fooks Thomas Hester and Sophia Edwards Hester.

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In 1863, in the year that Sarah Ann Hester was born, on October 3rd, during the middle of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln created a national Thanksgiving day. Thanksgiving was to be celebrated on the final Thursday of November in 1863. In the U.S., Thanksgiving has been celebrated in November ever since.

In 1877, Sarah was only 14 years old when on November 21st, Thomas Edison announced his new invention - the phonograph. Recording sound was considered to be Edison's first great invention. On November 29th, he demonstrated the phonograph for the public.

In 1893, by the time she was 30 years old, on November 7th, the women of Colorado were given the right to vote via a state referendum. Fifty-five percent of voters turned out and the referendum passed with 35,798 voting in favor and 29,551 voting against.

In 1904, she was 41 years old when the United States acquired the Panama Canal Zone. Now an unincorporated territory of the U.S., the Canal Zone had been previously held by the French, who were constructing a canal. The U.S. took over the construction of the Panama Canal and it was finally finished in 1914, when it was opened to commercial shipping. The United States held the Canal Zone until 1979.

In 1935, in the year of Sarah Ann Hester's passing, on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

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