Arthur George Sa Cookson (1883 - 1956)

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Arthur George Sa Cookson
1883 - 1956
updated February 06, 2019
Arthur George Sa Cookson was born in 1883. He was born to Richard Cookson and Elizabeth Baker Cookson, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. He died in 1956 in Cheltenham, Australia at 73 years of age.


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Richard Cookson
Cheltenham, Australia
Elizabeth Baker Cookson
Cheltenham, Australia


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Arthur George Sa Cookson died in 1956 in Cheltenham, Australia at age 73. He was born in 1883. He was born to Richard Cookson and Elizabeth Baker Cookson, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.
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1883 - 1956 World Events

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In 1883, in the year that Arthur George Sa Cookson 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 1899, Arthur was 16 years old when the meaning of Chinese "oracle bones" was rediscovered. Farmers in China had been turning up the bones in their fields for generations but most often they were ground up and sold as medicine. The chancellor of the Imperial Academy and a friend noticed, before they ground the bones, that they had writing. The bones had been used around the second millennium BC for divination.

In 1937, he was 54 years old when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1942, by the time he was 59 years old, on February 19th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This authorized the Secretary of War to "prescribe certain areas as military zones." On March 21st, he signed Public Law 503 which was approved after an hour discussion in the Senate and 30 minutes in the House. The Law provided for enforcement of his Executive Order. This cleared the way for approximately 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry to be evicted from the West Coast and to be held in concentration camps and other confinement sites across the country. In Hawaii, a few thousand were detained. German and Italian Americans in the U.S. were also confined.

In 1956, in the year of Arthur George Sa Cookson's passing, on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

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Arthur James Cookson
around 1922 - Mar 14, 1942
Arthur Harold Cookson
around 1895 - Oct 30, 1916
Arthur Dean Cookson
around 1889 - Apr 9, 1917
Arthur Alan Cookson
Died: Jul 4, 1943
Arthur Cookson
around 1891 - Oct 12, 1916
Arthur Edward Fawcett Cookson
Died: 1894
Hull Eng, Australia
Arthur Ernest Cookson
1914 - 1980
Brunswick, Australia

Other Cooksons

Richard Cookson
Cheltenham, Australia
Elizabeth Baker Cookson
Cheltenham, Australia
Elinor Christina Cookson
1874 - 1957
Toor, Australia
Couchman Willi Cookson
Toor, Australia
Jessie Ellen Cookson
1882 - 1958
Park, Australia
Dove Charles Cookson
Park, Australia
Jessie Whittle Cookson
Park, Australia
Christopher Robe Cookson
Died: 1959
Maff, Australia
Colin Jack C Cookson
Maff, Australia
Dorothy Louise Cookson
1896 - 1960
Camberwell, Australia
Landells James Cookson
Camberwell, Australia
Mary Louise Holden Cookson
Camberwell, Australia
William Warren Cookson
1894 - 1960
Alex, Australia
George Arthu Cookson
Alex, Australia
Mary Jane Rice Cookson
Alex, Australia
William Henry Cookson
1883 - 1960
Park, Australia
John Henry Cookson
Park, Australia
Mary Ann Griffin Cookson
Park, Australia

Other Bios

Richard Cookson
Cheltenham, Australia
Elizabeth Baker Cookson
Cheltenham, Australia
Thomas Hogg
1881 - 1956
Mord, Australia
John Hogg
Mord, Australia
Emily Jane Fuller Hogg
Mord, Australia
Edith Marion Wiltshire
1875 - 1956
Richmond, Australia
Craigie John Wiltshire
Richmond, Australia
Ruth Squires Wiltshire
Richmond, Australia
Alice Corben
1872 - 1956
Camberwell, Australia
Coton Robert Corben
Camberwell, Australia
Ellen Gardiner Corben
Camberwell, Australia
Ethel Sarah Pearson
1873 - 1956
Cheltenham, Australia
Orames William Pearson
Cheltenham, Australia
Mary Ann Hughes Pearson
Cheltenham, Australia
Betty Pryde
1930 - 1956
Melbourne, Australia
Harold James Pryde
Melbourne, Australia
Myrtle Doreen Clark Pryde
Melbourne, Australia
Daisy Watson
1881 - 1956
Caulfield, Australia
Batten William Watson
Caulfield, Australia
Elizabeth Stuart Watson
Caulfield, Australia
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