Amelia Denny

15 January 1890–
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States

The Life of Amelia

When Amelia Denny was born on 15 January 1890, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, her father, William H. Denny, was 33 and her mother, Mary Adelaide McGee, was 30.

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Family Time Line

William H. Denny
1857–
Mary Adelaide McGee
1860–
Florence Blanche Denny
1883–
William Denny
1886–
Ida Virginia Denny
1887–1959
Amelia Denny
1890–
Arthur Denny
1892–
Lulu Denny
1893–
Edward Cooper Denney
1894–
Mabel Denney
1897–1897
Harry Denney
1897–
James Denney
1897–

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World Events (3)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 23

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: from a pet form of Dennis .2 English: habitational name from a place in Cambridgeshire, most probably named with Old English Dene ‘Dane’ + ēg ‘island’.3 Scottish: habitational name from Denny in Stirlingshire.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Amelia Denny, "New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909"
  • Amelia Denny, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"

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