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Sarah Summersford (1868 - 1950)

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Sarah Summersford
1868 - 1950
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1868
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1950
E Bton, Australia
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E Bton, Australia
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Sarah Summersford was born in 1868. She is the child of Collins James Summersford and Emma West Summersford. She died in 1950 in E Bton, Australia at 82 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Sarah Summersford died in 1950 in E Bton, Australia at 82 years of age. She was born in 1868. She is the child of Collins James Summersford and Emma West Summersford.
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In 1868, in the year that Sarah Summersford was born, on October 28th, Thomas Edison - age 21 - applied for his first patent. It was for the electric vote recorder and was designed to make voting quicker and the counting of votes more accurate. Congress didn't like the idea so Edison's voting machine was never used.

In 1899, when she was 31 years old, on February 4th, the Philippine–American War began. The Philippines objected to the Treaty of Paris, signed in 1898, that transferred possession of the Philippines from Spain to the U.S. Filipinos began a fight for independence and fighting between U.S. forces and those of the Philippine Republic broke out. On June 2nd, the Philippines officially declared war on the United States.

In 1911, when she was 43 years old, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, along with four fellow Norwegian explorers. After hearing that Peary had beaten him to the North Pole, Amundsen decided to tackle the South Pole. On December 14th, he succeeded.

In 1932, at the age of 64 years old, Sarah was alive when on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1950, in the year of Sarah Summersford's passing, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

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