Charles Reginald Laver (1885 - 1963)

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Charles Reginald Laver
1885 - 1963
Castlemaine, Australia
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Castlemaine, Australia
Charles Reginald Laver was born in 1885. He is the child of Alfred Edmun Laver and Margaret Williamson Laver. He died in 1963 in Castlemaine, Australia at 78 years old.
Updated: September 3, 2013
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Charles Reginald Laver died in 1963 in Castlemaine, Australia at 78 years of age. He was born in 1885. He is the child of Alfred Edmun Laver and Margaret Williamson Laver.

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In 1885, in the year that Charles Reginald Laver was born, on June 17th, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor. Two hundred thousand people and hundreds of boats greeted the statue. It had to be assembled but that had to wait until the pedestal was completed the following April.

In 1891, by the time he was just 6 years old, on March 14th, a lynch mob stormed the Old Parish Prison. The mob lynched 11 of the 19 Italians who were arrested for - but found to be innocent of - the murder of New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessy.

In 1912, Charles was 27 years old when New Mexico became the 47th state of the Union in January. Previously a province of Mexico, then a territory of the United States and mostly populated by Native Americans and Mexicans, once it became a U.S. territory it was increasingly colonized by European-American settlers. Its population was over 327,000 when it became a state.

In 1920, at the age of 35 years old, Charles was alive when on January 1, over 6000 people were arrested and put in prison because they were suspected of being communists. . Many had to be released in a few weeks and only 3 guns were found in their homes. The U.S. Department of Justice "red hunt" netted thousands of "radicals" and suspected "communists" and aliens were deported. But the "hunt" ended after Attorney General Palmer forecast a massive radical uprising on May Day and the day passed without incident.

In 1963, in the year of Charles Reginald Laver's passing, on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

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