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Fredrick William Duncan Howe (1896 - 1916)

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Fredrick William Duncan Howe
1896 - 1916
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c. 1896
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September 9, 1916
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Fredrick William Duncan Howe was born c. 1896. He died on September 9, 1916 at 20 years old.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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Service number: 4635 Rank: Private Regiment: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment Unit/ship/squadron: 1st/4th Bn.
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Fredrick William Duncan Howe died on September 9, 1916 at 20 years old. He was buried in Bernafay Wood British Cemetery Montauban, France. He was born c. 1896. There is no information about Fredrick's family.
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In 1896, in the year that Fredrick William Duncan Howe was born, on May 18th, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of Plessy v. Ferguson. By a vote of 7 to 1, the Court upheld state racial segregation laws, introducing the idea of "separate but equal" facilities for races.

In 1900, when he was only 4 years old, when Floradora opened on Broadway. A huge success in London - opening in 1899 and running for 455 performances - the musical was even more successful in New York - running for 552 performances. The "Floradora girls" were the hit of the show - a "sextette of tall, gorgeous damsels, clad in pink walking costumes, black picture hats and carrying frilly parasols who swished onto the stage and captivated New York for no other reason than they were utterly stunning" ("tall and gorgeous" translated to 5'4"). A sensation, each Floradora girl was said to have married a millionaire.

In 1908, Fredrick was only 12 years old when Henry Ford developed the first Model T automobile, often called the Tin Lizzy or flivver. Produced from 1908 through 1927, it first sold for $850 - which made it affordable for every middle class family. Previously, cars were the province of the upper class and the introduction of the Model T and its availability changed U.S. culture. Within days of its release, over 15,000 cars had been ordered.

In 1916, in the year of Fredrick William Duncan Howe'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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