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Crawford Allan Hocking (1895 - 1951)

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Crawford Allan Hocking
1895 - 1951
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1895
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1951
Fitzroy, Australia
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Fitzroy, Australia
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Crawford Allan Hocking was born in 1895. He is the child of Joseph Harvey Hocking and Mary Ellen Plant Hocking. He died in 1951 in Fitzroy, Australia at age 56.
Updated: September 3, 2013
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Crawford Allan Hocking passed away in 1951 in Fitzroy, Australia at age 56. He was born in 1895. He is the child of Joseph Harvey Hocking and Mary Ellen Plant Hocking.
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In 1895, in the year that Crawford Allan Hocking was born, on March 15th, in County Tipperary, Ireland, Michael Cleary killed his wife of 8 years, Bridget, and burned her body. His defense was that his "wife" was a changeling that was left in his real wife's place when she was abducted by fairies. He was nonetheless convicted and imprisoned for manslaughter. He spent 15 years in prison.

In 1900, when he was just 5 years old, the unemployment rate in the U.S. was 5.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. 31% of all workers were employed in the public service sector, 19% of women were employed (1 percent of all lawyers and 6 percent of physicians were women), 6% of the workforce were children, and 14% of the workforce was "non-white."

In 1922, by the time he was 27 years old, the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. on May 30th. More than 35,000 people attended the dedication including Lincoln's son, Robert Todd Lincoln, and many Union and Confederate veterans - although the audience was segregated. The Memorial took 10 years to complete.

In 1943, he was 48 years old when on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

In 1951, in the year of Crawford Allan Hocking's passing, on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

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