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Radium Girls
A Virtual Cemetery created by: Susan Lewis Arday
Description: They were female factory workers who contracted radiation poisoning from painting watch dials with glow-in-the-dark paint at the United States Radium factory in Orange, NJ, around 1917. There were similar factories in Illinois and Connecticutt. The women, who had been told the paint was harmless, ingested deadly amounts of radium by licking their paintbrushes to sharpen them; some also painted their fingernails and teeth with the glowing substance. Five of the women challenged their employer in a case that established the right of individual workers who contract occupational diseases to sue their employers.
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Curie, Marie 1613
b. Nov. 7, 1867 d. Jul. 4, 1934
The Pantheon
Paris
City of Paris
Īle-de-France
France
Curie, Pierre 1614
b. May 15, 1859 d. Apr. 19, 1906
The Pantheon
Paris
City of Paris
Īle-de-France
France
Donohue, Catherine 49927730
b. 1903 d. 1938
Saint Columba Cemetery
Ottawa
LaSalle County
Illinois, USA
Fryer, Grace 94090188
b. Mar. 14, 1899 d. Oct. 27, 1933
Restland Memorial Park
East Hanover
Morris County
New Jersey, USA
Kelly, Dr Howard Atwood 34504991
b. Feb. 20, 1858 d. Jan. 12, 1943
Woodlawn Cemetery
Woodlawn
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA
Koenig, Henry Titus 18499
b. Jul. 14, 1891 d. May 20, 1934
Homewood Cemetery
Pittsburgh
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Looney, Margaret Ethel "Peg" 31129399
b. Dec. 20, 1905 d. Aug. 14, 1929
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Looney, Margaret Ethel "Peg" 94309891
b. Dec. 20, 1905 d. Aug. 14, 1929
Saint Columba Cemetery
Ottawa
LaSalle County
Illinois, USA
Maggia, Amelia 99916653
b. Dec. 21, 1896 d. Sep. 12, 1922
Rosemount Memorial Park
Newark
Essex County
New Jersey, USA
Schaub, Katherine R. 88188588
b. 1902 d. Feb. 18, 1933
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
East Orange
Essex County
New Jersey, USA
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