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George Edward Howe (1893 - 1918)

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George Edward Howe
1893 - 1918
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c. 1893
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October 3, 1918
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George Edward Howe was born c. 1893. He died on October 3, 1918 at age 25.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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Service number: 205254 Rank: Private Regiment: King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Unit/ship/squadron: 2nd/4th Bn.
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George Edward Howe died on October 3, 1918 at 25 years of age. He was buried in Grevillers British Cemetery Xvi. E. 10., France. He was born c. 1893. We have no information about George's family.
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In 1893, in the year that George Edward Howe was born, a songbook, called Song Stories for the Kindergarten, was published by sisters Patty and Mildred Hill. One of the songs included in the book was "Good Morning to All" - later the lyrics were changed and it became "Happy Birthday to You".

In 1900, when he was just 7 years old, the unemployment rate in the U.S. was 5.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. 31% of all workers were employed in the public service sector, 19% of women were employed (1 percent of all lawyers and 6 percent of physicians were women), 6% of the workforce were children, and 14% of the workforce was "non-white."

In 1907, by the time he was merely 14 years old, the state of Oklahoma was admitted to the United States on November 16. Previously called "Oklahoma Territory" and "Indian Territory", the two areas were merged and Oklahoma became the 46th state. It is the 28th most populous state.

In 1918, in the year of George Edward Howe's passing, on November 1, an elevated train on the Brooklyn line of the subway - driven by an inexperienced operator because of a strike - tried to navigate a turn at 30mph. The limit on the curve was 6 mph. The 2nd and 3rd cars of the 5 car wooden train were badly damaged and at least 93 people were killed, making it the deadliest crash in New York subway history.

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