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Time Line of Molly Brown

Social Studies

nali seeber

on 7 April 2011

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Transcript of Time Line of Molly Brown

Margaret Tobin was born on July 18th, 1867, in Hannibal, Missouri. Her parents were Irish immigrants Margaret Tobin's parents arrived in America following the first wave of industrialism. They supported both freedom and equality, along with education for their girls. Margaret went to school untill she was thirteen, when she had to start work in a factory in 1880. One of her biggest dreams was to move west. In 1885 When she was 18, she moved to Leadville, Colorado. She started work in a department store, and quickly became invloved in soup kitchens and charity efforts. In 1886, Margaret and J.J. Brown got married. He was a mining engineer that was neither poor nor wealthy. They moved to Stumpftown, closer to where J.J. was working. During the silver crash in 1893, J.J., then working as a mine superintendent, discovered gold. The Browns became millionaires. In 1887, Margaret Brown had her first child, Lawrence. In 1889, Margaret Brown had her second child, Cathrine. While in Leadville, Margaret became active in women's rights. She established the Colorado chapter of the National Women's suffrage Association. In 1894, the Browns moved to Denver. Maragaret became a charter member of the Denver Women's Club, whose goal was to improve women's lives by continuing education and philanthropy. In 1901, Margaret enrolled in Carnegie Institute in New York. She became fluent in the French, German, and Russian languages and studied the arts. She was adjusting to the set-backs of society. In 1909, Margaret ran for Senate. She and J.J. also privately signed a seperation agreement that year. She received a settlement and $700 a month to continue her travels and social work. In 1911, Margaret worked with Judge Lindsay to destitute children and establish America's first juvenile court. In 1914, Margaret campaigned for Senate again, but stopped half-way through. In 1912, Margaret boards the RMS Titanic as a first class passenger. When the ship sank, she got in Lifeboat No. 6 and persuaded it to go back and search for passengers in the water. She was dubbed "The unsinkable Molly Brown" for her heroic act. J.J. Died in 1922, leaving Molly and his children all his money. Molly's Titanic fame helped her promote the issues she felt strongly about, the rights for workers, femenism, education and literacy for children, and historc preservation. She was awarded the French Legion of Honour in World War I for her good citizenship and philanthropy in America. "The Unsikable Molly Brown" died in her room at the Barbizon Hotel for Women in 1932 at age sixty-five. The death certificate lists the cause of death as cerebral hemorrhage, but the autopsy found a large brain tumor.
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