George W Hillman

(1863 - 1917)

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George W Hillman
1863 - 1917
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c. 1863
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July 6, 1917
Queens County, New York United States
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George W Hillman was born c. 1863. He died on July 6, 1917 in New York at 54 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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George W Hillman passed away on July 6, 1917 in New York at age 54. He was born c. 1863. There is no information about George's immediate family.

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In 1863, in the year that George W Hillman was born, on January 1st, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. The Proclamation made the abolition of slavery in the Confederate states an official war goal. It also immediately freed 50,000 slaves, with the rest freed as Union armies advanced into Confederate states. The Proclamation wasn't a Congressional law - it was an Executive Order.

In 1872, George was only 9 years old when on May 22nd, President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Amnesty Act of 1872. The Act restored full civil rights to secessionists, including about 150,000 former slaves who had fought in the Confederate Army. About 500 former Confederate sympathizers were not allowed their full civil rights.

In 1898, when he was 35 years old, on February 15th, the USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana harbor. The reason for the explosion has never been found, but it killed 266 men. "Remember the Maine" became a rallying cry and precipitated the United States' declaration of war on Spain two months later - the beginning of the Spanish-American War. On December 10th, the war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty gave the U.S. Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam - for $20 million - and, temporarily, Cuba.

In 1904, when he was 41 years old, 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 1917, in the year of George W Hillman's passing, it is believed that a worldwide influenza pandemic began in Asia. By 1920, it is estimated that 50 - 100 million died throughout the world (3 - 5% of the population). In the U.S. alone, 500,000 perished from what came to be called the Spanish Flu or the 1918 flu.

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c. 1896 - Jun 19, 1934 1896 - 1934
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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. 1910 - Jul 26, 1911 1910 - 1911
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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. 1828 - Sep 1, 1911 1828 - 1911
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c. 1871 - Mar 26, 1947 1871 - 1947
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c. 1870 - Apr 21, 1893 1870 - 1893
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