Bunk Porter Stockton (1872 - 1918)

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William Porter Stockton
1872 - 1918
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February 2, 1872
Texas USA
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1918
California USA
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Bunk Porter Stockton was born on February 2, 1872 in Texas. He died in 1918 in California at 45 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Bunk Porter Stockton died in 1918 in California at 45 years old. He was born on February 2, 1872 in Texas. There is no information about William's family or relationships.

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In 1872, in the year that Bunk Porter Stockton was born, on December 4th, the empty American ship Mary Celeste was found in the Atlantic Ocean. Still seaworthy, under partial sail, and with one lifeboat missing, what happened on her is still a mystery. Her cargo and provisions were intact and she was used as a cargo vessel for another 12 years but the people onboard were never seen again

In 1880, by the time he was only 8 years old, on August 14th Cologne Cathedral, in Germany, was finally completed. Construction began in 1248, was halted in 1473, and then begun again in the 1800's - completed after 632 years.

In 1898, by the time he was 26 years old, 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.

In 1909, at the age of 37 years old, William was alive when William Howard Taft became the 27th President of the United States on March 4th. Previously Secretary of War, Judge on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Solicitor General of the U.S., and Governor of both the Philippines and Cuba, Taft was the only President who went on to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

In 1918, in the year of Bunk Porter Stockton's passing, following European countries, Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States in March. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. This was a war effort and proved unpopular so in most areas of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ended after World War I. It returned during World War II.

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