George W Hillman

(1858 - 1921)

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George W Hillman
1858 - 1921
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c. 1858
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March 1, 1921
Manhattan County, New York United States
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George W Hillman was born c. 1858. He died on March 1, 1921 in New York at 63 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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George W Hillman died on March 1, 1921 in New York at age 63. He was born c. 1858. We have no information about George's surviving family.

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In 1858, in the year that George W Hillman was born, on January 14th, Felice Orsini and others tried - but failed - to assassinate Napoleon III of France. The bombs they set off did kill 8 people - and wounded 142 others. Some of the conspirators were French émigrés who lived in Britain, setting off a short anti-British feeling in France. But the emperor refused to support the sentiment and it died out. Orsini was executed by guillotine on March 13th.

In 1863, George was merely 5 years old when on October 3rd, during the middle of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln created a national Thanksgiving day. Thanksgiving was to be celebrated on the final Thursday of November in 1863. In the U.S., Thanksgiving has been celebrated in November ever since.

In 1876, by the time he was 18 years old, on June 4th, the Transcontinental Express - an express train - arrived in San Francisco, using the 7 year old transcontinental railroad line. It took 83 hours and 39 minutes from New York City - about 3.5 days - to cross the country.

In 1900, George was 42 years old when a massive hurricane, known as the Great Galveston hurricane, hit Galveston Texas. Winds hit up to 145 miles an hour (category 4) and it remains the single most deadly event in U.S. history. Between 6,000 and 12,000 died (most estimates are around 8,000 dead). The population of Galveston at the time was about 36,000 people in 1900.

In 1921, in the year of George W Hillman's passing, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

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c. 1902 - Feb 3, 1903 1902 - 1903
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c. 1910 - Jul 26, 1911 1910 - 1911
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c. 1896 - Jun 19, 1934 1896 - 1934
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c. 1839 - Jan 5, 1917 1839 - 1917
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c. 1882 - Jan 31, 1944 1882 - 1944
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c. 1877 - Feb 7, 1917 1877 - 1917
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c. 1878 - Jul 7, 1928 1878 - 1928
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c. 1913 - Sep 22, 1935 1913 - 1935
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c. 1839 - Oct 29, 1907 1839 - 1907
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c. 1888 - Apr 24, 1906 1888 - 1906
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c. 1828 - Sep 1, 1911 1828 - 1911
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c. 1871 - Mar 26, 1947 1871 - 1947
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c. 1870 - Feb 19, 1947 1870 - 1947
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c. 1870 - Apr 21, 1893 1870 - 1893
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c. 1867 - Dec 30, 1928 1867 - 1928
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c. 1860 - Jun 4, 1925 1860 - 1925
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c. 1857 - Oct 22, 1931 1857 - 1931
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c. 1885 - Mar 17, 1911 1885 - 1911
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c. 1902 - Jul 22, 1927 1902 - 1927

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c. 1839 - Jan 5, 1917 1839 - 1917
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c. 1882 - Jan 31, 1944 1882 - 1944
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c. 1877 - Feb 7, 1917 1877 - 1917
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c. 1878 - Jul 7, 1928 1878 - 1928
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c. 1913 - Sep 22, 1935 1913 - 1935
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c. 1839 - Oct 29, 1907 1839 - 1907
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