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George James Howe (1898 - 1918)

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George James Howe
1898 - 1918
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c. 1898
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April 24, 1918
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George James Howe was born c. 1898. He died on April 24, 1918 at age 20.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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Service number: 291252 Rank: Private Regiment: Suffolk Regiment Unit/ship/squadron: 11th Bn.
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George James Howe passed away on April 24, 1918 at 20 years old. He was buried in Mitcham (church Road) Burial Ground J. 11., United Kingdom. He was born c. 1898. There is no information about George's family.
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In 1898, in the year that George James Howe was born, magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company controlled 84% of the oil and pipelines in the United States. Rockefeller grew Standard Oil through the merger of several other small oil companies throughout the U.S., creating a monopoly.

In 1900, at the age of only 2 years old, George was alive when artist Henri Matisse, born in 1869 in France, began the fauvist movement. Only lasting a few years in popularity (ending around 1904), fauvism was in many ways the beginning of modern art. Matisse was fond of bright, vibrant colors and used them in his paintings - contrary to the muted use of color previously. While the fauvist movement declined in popularity, Matisse did not and he went on to create many more works of art and even a museum for his work, 2 years before his death in 1954. (In French, les Fauves means "the wild beasts". Matisse and those who followed his example were called "beasts" because of the bold colors that they used in their artwork.)

In 1908, when he was just 10 years old, a mysterious Siberian explosion leveled over 770 square miles of forest. There were no human casualties. Explanations of the explosion have included a comet, meteorite, natural atomic explosion, or a crashed UFO. Although it is called an impact event - the largest one in recorded earth history - there is no crater and it is widely thought that the explosion was caused by a meteor exploding 3 to 6 miles above the earth.

In 1918, in the year of George James Howe's passing, 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.

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