Francis Stockwell (1880 - 1970)

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Gibsonia, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

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1880 - In the year that Francis Stockwell was born, on August 26th, P. T. Barnum and James A. Bailey signed a contract in Bridgeport, CT, creating the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Twenty-seven years later, the Barnum and Bailey would merge with another circus, Ringling Brothers.

1895 - He was only 15 years old when on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

1911 - At the age of 31 years old, Francis was alive when British physicist Ernest Rutherford (born in New Zealand), along with German physicist Hans Geiger, discovered the structure of an atom. He found that atoms had nuclei (a nucleus) and were circled by electrons, much as planets orbit the sun.

1918 - He was 38 years old when following European countries, Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States in March. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. This was a war effort and proved unpopular so in most areas of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ended after World War I. It returned during World War II.

1970 - In the year of Francis Stockwell's passing, on April 10th, Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles. (John Lennon had previously told the band that he was leaving but hadn't publicly announced it.) By the end of the year, each Beatle had his own album.

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Francis Stockwell passed away in April 1970 at 90 years old. There is no listed cause of death. He was born on February 19, 1880. There is no information about Francis's family or relationships. We know that Francis Stockwell had been residing in Gibsonia, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

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