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Edward John Smith (1850 - 1912)

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Edward John Smith
1850 - 1912
Born
January 27, 1850
Stoke-on-Trent County, England United Kingdom
Death
April 15, 1912
RMS Titanic in At sea, Canada
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Edward John Smith was born on January 27, 1850 in England United Kingdom. He is the child of Catherine (Marsh) Smith and Edward Smith. According to his family tree, Edward was father to 1 child. He married Sarah Eleanor (Pennington) Smith on January 13. They were married until Edward's death in 1912. They had a child Helen Melville Smith. He died on April 15, 1912 at RMS Titanic, At sea, Canada at 62 years of age.
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Married: January 13 - April 15, 1912
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Edward John Smith, father to 1 child, died on April 15, 1912 at RMS Titanic, At sea, Canada at 62 years of age. He was born on January 27, 1850 in England United Kingdom. According to his family tree, he married Sarah Eleanor (Pennington) Smith on January 13 1887 . They were married until Edward's death in 1912. They had a child Helen Melville Smith.
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In 1850, in the year that Edward John Smith was born, on March 7th, Senator Daniel Webster of Massachusetts delivered the "Seventh of March" speech. Trying to avoid a civil war, he endorsed "slave states" and "free states" and the Fugitive Slave Law, which directed federal officials to "recapture and return runaway slaves".

In 1869, by the time he was 19 years old, on March 4th, Ulysses S. Grant became the 18th President of the United States. Previously a Union General, Grant beat the Democrat candidate, Horatio Seymour, 52.7% to 47.3% in the general vote.

In 1871, he was 21 years old when on October 8th, 4 major fires started on the shores of Lake Michigan - in Chicago (Illinois), Peshtigo (Wisconsin), Holland (Michigan) and Manistee (Michigan). The Chicago fire is the most well known of them because it left almost 100,000 people homeless. But the Peshtigo Fire killed around 2,500 people. The casualty count made it the deadliest fire in US history.

In 1904, when he was 54 years old, the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

In 1912, in the year of Edward John Smith's passing, 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.

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