Frederick Maddison (1880 - 1916)

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Frederick Maddison
1880 - 1916
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c. 1880
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January 7, 1916
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Frederick Maddison was born c. 1880. He died on January 7, 1916 at age 36.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Service number: 18665
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: Worcestershire Regiment
Unit/ship/squadron: 9th Bn.

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Frederick Maddison died on January 7, 1916 at 36 years old. He was buried in Helles Memorial Panel 104 To 113., Turkey (including Gallipoli). He was born c. 1880. We are unaware of information about Frederick's surviving family.

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In 1880, in the year that Frederick Maddison was born, on August 14th Cologne Cathedral, in Germany, was finally completed. Construction began in 1248, was halted in 1473, and then begun again in the 1800's - completed after 632 years.

In 1894, by the time he was only 14 years old, large reserves of oil were discovered on the Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma. Previously thought to be "useless" land - not even good for farming - the tribe had bought the land themselves. The discovery of oil made the Osage the "richest group of people in the world" at the time.

In 1899, he was 19 years old when the meaning of Chinese "oracle bones" was rediscovered. Farmers in China had been turning up the bones in their fields for generations but most often they were ground up and sold as medicine. The chancellor of the Imperial Academy and a friend noticed, before they ground the bones, that they had writing. The bones had been used around the second millennium BC for divination.

In 1904, he was 24 years old when the "Teddy's Bear" was first produced. After seeing a political cartoon of President Teddy Roosevelt refusing to kill a clubbed and tied up bear, Jewish Russian immigrant Morris Michtom - who owned a candy shop and sold stuffed animals that he and his wife made at night at the store - made a "Teddy's Bear" and put it in his shop's window. The stuffed bears were an immediate success and Michtom and his wife went on to found the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co.

In 1916, in the year of Frederick Maddison's passing, the U.S. National Park Service - part of the Department of the Interior - was created by an act of Congress in August. The Park Service was charged with the dual role of "preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management while also making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment". The resources managed by the National Park Service have often been referred to as the "crown jewels" of the United States.

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