Charles Robson Torbitt (1868 - 1946)

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Northcote, Australia

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Northcote, Australia

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Father: Torbitt John Robert Torbitt
Mother: Ellen Sweeney Torbitt

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Robson

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1868 - In the year that Charles Robson Torbitt was born, on May 30th, Memorial Day was observed as a day to decorate the graves of Union soldiers with flowers. General John A. Logan, of the Grand Army of the Republic, had declared the 30th "Decoration Day".

1881 - When he was just 13 years old, on April 28th, Billy the Kid escaped from the Lincoln County Jail in New Mexico. He killed James Bell and Robert Ollinger in the escape and then stole a horse and rode out of town. On July 14th, Pat Garrett shot and killed Billy the Kid in Billy's friend's home near Fort Sumner, New Mexico.

1892 - When he was 24 years old, on August 4th, the father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden were found murdered. Lizzie was accused of the crime and on June 20th of the next year, she was acquitted of murder by a jury. But she was never acquitted in the public mind.

1906 - When he was 38 years old, author Upton Sinclair exposed the public-health threat of the meat-packing industry in his book The Jungle. While his intent was to show the lives of exploited lives of immigrants in Chicago and other industrialized cities, most people were horrified by how the meat that ended up on their tables was handled. There was such an outcry that legislation was passed to regulate meat packing. Sinclair said " "I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach."

1946 - In the year of Charles Robson Torbitt's passing, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

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Charles Robson Torbitt passed away in 1946 in Northcote, Australia at 78 years old. There is no listed cause of death. He was born in 1868. He was born to Torbitt John Robert Torbitt and Ellen Sweeney Torbitt, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.

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