Selena Violet Furnell (1898 - 1975)

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Selena Violet Furnell
1898 - 1975
updated February 06, 2019
Selena Violet Furnell was born in 1898. She was born to Northway Thoma Furnell and Barbara Lyons Furnell, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree. She died in 1975 in Bair, Australia at 77 years old.


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Northway Thoma Furnell
Bair, Australia
Barbara Lyons Furnell
Bair, Australia


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Selena Violet Furnell died in 1975 in Bair, Australia at age 77. She was born in 1898. She was born to Northway Thoma Furnell and Barbara Lyons Furnell, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.
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In 1898, in the year that Selena Violet Furnell was born, on March 24th, Robert Allison of Pennsylvania became the first person to buy an American-built car. He bought a Winton, which he had seen in an advertisement in Scientific American. The Winton, built in Ohio, was made by hand and came with a leather roof, padded seats, gas lamps, and tires made by B.F. Goodrich.

In 1904, when she was merely 6 years old, the World's Fair, officially known as the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, was held in St. Louis, Missouri. Attended by nearly 19.7 million people (and later the subject of a Judy Garland film), the Fair was funded by federal, state and local sources to the tune of $15 million. As the name suggests, the Fair was suggested as a way to celebrate the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. In the past, World's Fairs were a way of bringing new technology to the attention of the masses and this fair was no exception - the use of electricity (the public feared it at the time), personal cars, airplanes, and the electric streetcar were all highlighted.

In 1926, by the time she was 28 years old, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1957, at the age of 59 years old, Selena was alive when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1975, in the year of Selena Violet Furnell's passing, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

Other Biographies

Other Furnells

Northway Thoma Furnell
Bair, Australia
Barbara Lyons Furnell
Bair, Australia
Lil Furnell
1891 - 1976
Trar, Australia
Trapnell John Furnell
Trar, Australia
Alice White Furnell
Trar, Australia
Elsie Dorothy Furnell
1900 - 1977
Kew, Australia
Williams Thoma Furnell
Kew, Australia
Brian Lindsay Furnell
1925 - 1980
Oakp, Australia
Lindsay Gord Furnell
Oakp, Australia
Harriet Edith Furnell
Oakp, Australia
Marguerite Gerda Furnell
1898 - 1980
Arma, Australia
Mclean William Furnell
Arma, Australia
Hilda Furnell
Arma, Australia

Other Bios

Northway Thoma Furnell
Bair, Australia
Barbara Lyons Furnell
Bair, Australia
Isabella Harkness
1886 - 1975
Warr, Australia
Lamont George Harkness
Warr, Australia
Isabella Mcrae Harkness
Warr, Australia
Frank Stanley Crozier
1887 - 1975
Mildura, Australia
Elliot John Crozier
Mildura, Australia
Jessie Martin Crozier
Mildura, Australia
Giuseppa Conci
1909 - 1975
Park, Australia
Cardenti Anton Conci
Park, Australia
Norma Margaret Curry
1912 - 1975
Park, Australia
Boyle William Curry
Park, Australia
Elsie May Heeps Curry
Park, Australia
Florence Bush
1904 - 1975
Prahran, Australia
Deas George Bush
Prahran, Australia
Ellen Cook Bush
Prahran, Australia
Nancy Therisa Baddeley
1935 - 1975
Donv, Australia
Riches Alfred Baddeley
Donv, Australia
Agnes Bishop Baddeley
Donv, Australia
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