Sarah Ellen Jenkins (1870 - 1949)

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Sarah Ellen Jenkins
1870 - 1949
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1870
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1949
Spring V, Australia
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Spring V, Australia
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Sarah Ellen Jenkins was born in 1870. She is the child of Baker William Jenkins. She died in 1949 in Spring V, Australia at 79 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Sarah Ellen Jenkins passed away in 1949 in Spring V, Australia at 79 years old. She was born in 1870. She is the child of Baker William Jenkins.

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In 1870, in the year that Sarah Ellen Jenkins was born, on March 31st, Thomas Mundy Peterson was the first African-American male who voted in an election - a local election about the town charter. Peterson, a school principal, was also the first to hold elected office and the first to sit on a jury.

In 1906, Sarah was 36 years old when the great San Francisco earthquake hit, estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused fires that raged for days and between the earthquake and the fire, about 3,000 people were killed and 80% of the City was destroyed.

In 1927, at the age of 57 years old, Sarah was alive when the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1939, when she was 69 years old, on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1949, in the year of Sarah Ellen Jenkins's passing, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

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