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Alexander Booth (died 1915)

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Alexander Booth
1915
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July 31, 1915
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Alexander Booth died on July 31, 1915.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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Service number: 2067 Rank: Private Regiment: Sherwood Foresters (notts And Derby Regiment) Unit/ship/squadron: 1st/7th Bn.
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Alexander Booth died on July 31, 1915. he was buried in Ypres (menin Gate) Memorial Panel 39 And 41., Belgium. We have no information about Alexander's family.
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1915 World Events

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In 1809, on May 5th, Mary Dixon Kies (March 21, 1752 – 1837) became the first recipient of a patent granted to a woman by the United States. She had developed a technique for weaving straw with silk and thread to make hats. While her hats were popular at first, fashion changed and she died penniless.

In 1859, on February 14th, Oregon became the 33rd U.S. state. In its state constitution, Oregon included a "whites only" clause although it was never enforced.

In 1881, on March 4th, James A. Garfield became the 20th President of the United States. On July 2nd, he was shot by Charles Guiteau, a lawyer, in Washington, D.C. The wound became infected and Garfield died on September 19. Vice President Chester A. Arthur immediately became the 21st President.

In 1907, the state of Oklahoma was admitted to the United States on November 16. Previously called "Oklahoma Territory" and "Indian Territory", the two areas were merged and Oklahoma became the 46th state. It is the 28th most populous state.

In 1915, in the year of Alexander Booth's passing, the Superior Court in Fulton County Georgia accepted the charter for the establishment of the new Ku Klux Klan, succeeding the Klan that flourished in the South in the late 1800's. This iteration of the Klan adopted white clothing and used many of the code words from the first Klan, adding cross burnings and mass marches in an attempt to intimidate others.

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