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Arthur George Howe (1885 - 1921)

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Arthur George Howe
1885 - 1921
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c. 1885
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June 25, 1921
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Arthur George Howe was born c. 1885. He died on June 25, 1921 at 36 years old.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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Service number: 209255 Rank: Petty Officer Regiment: Royal Navy Unit/ship/squadron: h.m.s. gibraltar
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Arthur George Howe passed away on June 25, 1921 at 36 years old. He was buried in Portland Royal Naval Cemetery 607, United Kingdom. He was born c. 1885. We are unaware of information about Arthur's family.
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In 1885, in the year that Arthur George Howe was born, Germany's Karl Benz built the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, which had an internal combustion engine. It is considered to be the world's first automobile. The Benz cost $150 - just under $4,000 in today's money.

In 1895, when he was just 10 years old, on March 15th, in County Tipperary, Ireland, Michael Cleary killed his wife of 8 years, Bridget, and burned her body. His defense was that his "wife" was a changeling that was left in his real wife's place when she was abducted by fairies. He was nonetheless convicted and imprisoned for manslaughter. He spent 15 years in prison.

In 1906, when he was 21 years old, English biochemist Frederick Hopkins concluded that vitamins are essential to the human body and that a lack of vitamins caused scurvy and rickets. Scurvy and rickets were both huge problems in sailors that were at sea for extended time and the addition of vitamin C, vitamin D, and calcium in their diets helped eradicate the problem.

In 1916, Arthur was 31 years old when suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

In 1921, in the year of Arthur George Howe's passing, on March 4, Warren G. Harding became President. Previously a U.S. Senator, Lieutenant Governor, and Ohio State Senator, Harding was a popular President. But many scandals plagued his short administration (he died in office after 2 and a half years), including the revelations of one of his mistresses and the Teapot Dome scandal. Historically, Harding is rated as one of the worst Presidents.

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