Ben Smith (1898 - 1917)

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Birth

Death

Cause of death

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Burial / Funeral

Dozinghem Military Cemetery Vii. G. 8.,
Belgium

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Military Service

Service number: 17992
Rank: Private
Regiment: Lincolnshire Regiment
Unit/ship/squadron: 6th Bn.

Middle name

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Timeline

1898 - In the year that Ben Smith was born, magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company controlled 84% of the oil and pipelines in the United States. Rockefeller grew Standard Oil through the merger of several other small oil companies throughout the U.S., creating a monopoly.

1907 - When he was only 9 years old, 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.

1908 - Ben was merely 10 years old when President Theodore Roosevelt held the White House Conservation Conference, which lead to the establishment of the National Conservation Commission. Preparing the first inventory of the United State's natural resources, the commission was divided into four parts: water, forests, lands, and minerals.

1915 - At the age of 17 years old, Ben was alive when Audrey Munson, playing a model for a sculptor in the film "Inspiration", became the first actress to shed her clothes on screen. Fearing that banning the film would mean that censors would also have to "ban Renaissance art" the film was released, with Munson in the nude scenes and a stand-in doing the acting. (Munson had previously been "America's First Supermodel" and posed nude as the model for many famous artworks.) The film was a hit with audiences.

1917 - In the year of Ben Smith's passing, on July 28, between ten and fifteen thousand blacks silently walked down New York City's Fifth Avenue to protest racial discrimination and violence. Lynchings in Waco Texas and hundreds of African-Americans killed in East St. Louis Illinois had sparked the protest. Picket signs said "Mother, do lynchers go to heaven?" "Mr. President, why not make America safe for democracy?" "Thou shalt not kill." "Pray for the Lady Macbeth's of East St. Louis" and "Give us a chance to live."

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Obituary

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Ben Smith passed away on October 6, 1917 at 19 years of age. No cause of death has been listed for Ben. He was buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery Vii. G. 8., Belgium. He was born around 1898. We have no information about Ben's family.

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