George William Smith (1886 - 1914)

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Ypres (menin Gate) Memorial Addenda Panel,
Belgium

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Service number: g/43805
Rank: Private
Regiment: Middlesex Regiment
Unit/ship/squadron: 1st/8th Bn.

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Merle Francis Smith

Merle Francis Smith

Sarah Mariah (Smith) Messinger

Sarah Mariah (Smith) Messinger

Messinger Family Gathering

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Julia E Smith Family

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Julia E Smith

Julia E Smith

Alexis Smith and Craig Stevens

Alexis Smith and Craig Stevens

Alexis Smith and Craig Stevens

Alexis Smith and Craig Stevens

Alexis Smith

Alexis Smith

Alexis Smith and Cary Grant

Alexis Smith and Cary Grant

Alexis Smith and Craig Stevens

Alexis Smith and Craig Stevens

Alexis Smith and Frederic March

Alexis Smith and Frederic March

Alexis Smith

Alexis Smith

Alexis Smith

Alexis Smith

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Alexis Smith Merle Francis Smith Sarah Mariah (Smith) Messinger Messinger Family Gathering

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1886 - In the year that George William Smith was born, on May 4th, a general strike began in Chicago. Workers were striking for an 8 hour workday and in protest of the killing - by police - of several workers the day before. When an unknown person threw a dynamite bomb, the strike became violent. Seven policemen were killed as well as 4 civilians. It became known as the Haymarket Riot and eventually resulted in an 8 hourwork day as well as commemorations on May 1st for worker's rights.

1894 - George was just 8 years old when on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

1896 - By the time he was only 10 years old, on August 17th, the first pedestrian v car fatality occurred in Great Britain. Bridget Driscoll, age 44, was walking with her family on the grounds of The Crystal Palace in London when she was hit by a car driven by Arthur James Edsall. Edsall claimed to be going 4.5 mph and Driscoll's death was ruled an "accidental death" after an inquest.

1897 - He was just 11 years old when in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

1914 - In the year of George William Smith's passing, in June, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Yugoslavian national. Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to Serbia. Other major powers took sides - and World War I began: Austria declared war on Serbia; Germany on Russia and France; Britain on Germany . . . and on it went until most of the world was embroiled in the war.

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George William Smith passed away on August 23, 1914 at 28 years old. No cause of death has been entered for George. He was buried in Ypres (menin Gate) Memorial Addenda Panel, Belgium. He was born around 1886. We are unaware of information about George's family.

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