Harold Eric (Bob) White (1895 - 1916)

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Harold Eric (Bob) White
1895 - 1916
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c. 1895
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July 31, 1916
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Harold Eric (Bob) White was born c. 1895. He died on July 31, 1916 at 21 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Service number: 66652 Rank: Gunner Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery Unit/ship/squadron: 116th Siege Bty.
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Harold Eric (Bob) White passed away on July 31, 1916 at age 21. He was buried in Dantzig Alley British Cemetery Mametz, France. He was born c. 1895. We have no information about Harold's family.

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In 1895, in the year that Harold Eric (Bob) White was born, on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

In 1900, by the time he was merely 5 years old, when Floradora opened on Broadway. A huge success in London - opening in 1899 and running for 455 performances - the musical was even more successful in New York - running for 552 performances. The "Floradora girls" were the hit of the show - a "sextette of tall, gorgeous damsels, clad in pink walking costumes, black picture hats and carrying frilly parasols who swished onto the stage and captivated New York for no other reason than they were utterly stunning" ("tall and gorgeous" translated to 5'4"). A sensation, each Floradora girl was said to have married a millionaire.

In 1906, when he was just 11 years old, English biochemist Frederick Hopkins concluded that vitamins are essential to the human body and that a lack of vitamins caused scurvy and rickets. Scurvy and rickets were both huge problems in sailors that were at sea for extended time and the addition of vitamin C, vitamin D, and calcium in their diets helped eradicate the problem.

In 1916, in the year of Harold Eric (Bob) White's passing, suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

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