Sarah Elizabeth Pigdon

(1877 - 1950)

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Sarah Elizabeth Pigdon
1877 - 1950
Born
1877
Death
1950
Geelong W, Australia
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Geelong W, Australia
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Sarah Elizabeth Pigdon was born in 1877. She was born to Mccann John Nicholas Pigdon and Emma Hill Pigdon. She died in 1950 in Geelong W, Australia at 73 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Sarah Elizabeth Pigdon died in 1950 in Geelong W, Australia at 73 years old. She was born in 1877. She was born to Mccann John Nicholas Pigdon and Emma Hill Pigdon.

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In 1877, in the year that Sarah Elizabeth Pigdon was born, on March 2nd, the U.S. presidential election of 1876 was ended with the selection of Rutherford B. Hayes as the winner. Samuel J. Tilden had won the popular vote in November 1876 but 20 votes in the electoral college were in dispute. An informal agreement was made in which Hayes agreed to remove federal troops from South Carolina, Florida, and Louisiana, ending Reconstruction in the South. So, on March 4th, Rutherford B. Hayes became the 19th President of the United States.

In 1902, at the age of 25 years old, Sarah was alive when the Aswan Low Dam (the old Aswan Dam) began construction in Egypt in 1899 and was completed in 1902 - making it the largest masonry dam in the world at the time. The dam was built on the Nile River in order to conserve water and regulate flooding, allowing for population increase along the Nile.

In 1917, by the time she was 40 years old, "I Want You" became famous. James Montgomery Flagg's poster, featuring Uncle Sam and based on a 1914 British poster, attracted thousands of U.S. recruits to WWI duty. Over 4 million posters were printed in 1917 and 1918.

In 1922, when she was 45 years old, on June 22, coal miners in Herrin Illinois, were on strike (coal miners had been on strike nationally since April 1). The striking miners were outraged at the strikebreakers (scabs) that the company had brought in and laid siege to the mine. Three union workers were killed when gunfire was exchanged. The next day, union miners killed 23 strikebreakers and mine guards. No one, on either side, ever faced jail time.

In 1950, in the year of Sarah Elizabeth Pigdon's passing, in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

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