Ernest Retchford (1868 - 1946)

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Fitzroy, Australia

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Fitzroy, Australia

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Father: Retchford Thomas Retchford
Mother: Ann Proctor Retchford

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1868 - In the year that Ernest Retchford was born, on January 9th, Great Britain ended the practice of transporting its prisoners to Australia. It ended with the arrival of the convict ship Hougoumont in Western Australia. The trip took 89 days and there were 62 Fenians - people fighting for a free Ireland - among the transportees.

1879 - By the time he was only 11 years old, on April 26th, the National Park - later renamed the Royal National Park - the 2nd oldest national park in the world, was formally proclaimed in New South Wales, Australia. It was the first park to have the word "national" in its name.

1901 - At the age of 33 years old, Ernest was alive when Teddy Roosevelt became the 26th President of the United States. TR, as he was known, had been Vice-President for 6 months when President William McKinley was assassinated. At age 42, he became the youngest President to serve although John Kennedy, at age 43, was the youngest President elected. He was a popular progressive and was elected to a second term in 1904 as a Republican, winning 56.4% of the popular vote and 336 electoral votes.

1918 - He was 50 years old when in July, Russian revolutionaries executed the former Tzar Nicholas II and his immediate family. While it was rumored that two of the children had survived, it was later proven through DNA analysis - when their bodies were found - that the entire family had been killed.

1946 - In the year of Ernest Retchford'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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Ernest Retchford died in 1946 in Fitzroy, Australia at age 78. No cause of death has been listed. He was born in 1868. He was born to Retchford Thomas Retchford and Ann Proctor Retchford, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.

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