Albert Massey (1883 - 1978)

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Albert Massey
1883 - 1978
January 10, 1883
July 1978
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Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky 40502
Albert Massey was born on January 10, 1883. He died in July 1978 at 95 years old. We know that Albert Massey had been residing in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky 40502.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Albert Massey passed away in July 1978 at 95 years of age. He was born on January 10, 1883. There is no information about Albert's surviving family. We know that Albert Massey had been residing in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky 40502.

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In 1883, in the year that Albert Massey was born, from August 26th through August 27th, Krakatoa - in Indonesia - erupted. 70% of the island - 163 villages - were destroyed and more than 36,400 people were killed by the eruption and the tsunami resulting from it. It was one of the deadliest volcanic eruptions ever.

In 1891, Albert was just 8 years old when on March 14th, a lynch mob stormed the Old Parish Prison. The mob lynched 11 of the 19 Italians who were arrested for - but found to be innocent of - the murder of New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessy.

In 1913, he was 30 years old when the Philippine–American War ended for good in June. While the official end of the war was in 1902, fighting continued for several years. An estimated 200,000 to 250,000 total Filipino civilians died and although the U.S. viewed its role as a colonial presence as one of preparing the Philippines for independence, American colonization drastically changed the character off the culture. The Catholic Church was no longer the state religion and English became the primary language of the government.

In 1959, Albert was 76 years old when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1978, in the year of Albert Massey's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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