Harry Dows Johnson

(1884 - 1916)

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Harry Dows Johnson
1884 - 1916
Born
c. 1884
Death
November 14, 1916
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Harry Dows Johnson was born c. 1884. He died on November 14, 1916 at 32 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Harry Dows Johnson
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Thiepval Memorial Pier And Face 8 C 9 A And 16 A. in France
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Service number: 5387
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Fusiliers
Unit/ship/squadron: 13th Bn.
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Harry Dows Johnson died on November 14, 1916 at 32 years old. He was buried in Thiepval Memorial Pier And Face 8 C 9 A And 16 A., France. He was born c. 1884. We have no information about Harry's surviving family.

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In 1884, in the year that Harry Dows Johnson was born, on May 1st, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions - a US association - first resolved that "eight hours shall constitute a legal day's labour from and after May 1, 1886, and that we recommend to labour organisations throughout this jurisdiction that they so direct their laws as to conform to this resolution by the time named." Previously, workdays would consist of 10 to 16 hours a day - 6 days a week. It would take years before the 8 hour workday became common practice - and longer before it became a law.

In 1893, at the age of just 9 years old, Harry was alive when on March 4th, Grover Cleveland became the 24th President of the United States. On July 1st, President Cleveland was operated on for a non-cancerous tumor in his mouth. He chose to have the operation secretly because he didn't want to worsen the financial depression that was occurring at the time.

In 1894, Harry was only 10 years old when on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

In 1905, when he was 21 years old, acclaimed dancer Isadora Duncan established the first school of modern dance in Berlin Germany. Isadora Duncan, born in San Francisco California, dedicated herself to the creation of beauty - through dance. Her focus on the movement of the human body rather than formal kinds of dance helped to give rise to the modern dance movement.

In 1916, in the year of Harry Dows Johnson's passing, the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

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c. 1887 - Aug 21, 1917 1887 - 1917
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c. 1917 - Aug 20, 1941 1917 - 1941
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c. 1924 - Mar 11, 1943 1924 - 1943
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c. 1920 - Oct 2, 1941 1920 - 1941
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c. 1914 - Apr 19, 1941 1914 - 1941
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c. 1911 - Mar 22, 1940 1911 - 1940
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c. 1884 - Nov 29, 1940 1884 - 1940
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c. 1893 - Aug 21, 1917 1893 - 1917
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c. 1895 - Jul 30, 1916 1895 - 1916
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c. 1897 - Aug 17, 1915 1897 - 1915
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c. 1899 - Aug 31, 1918 1899 - 1918
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c. 1916 - Jun 16, 1942 1916 - 1942
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c. 1897 - Apr 9, 1917 1897 - 1917
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c. 1919 - May 29, 1940 1919 - 1940
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c. 1898 - Jul 22, 1916 1898 - 1916

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c. 1887 - Aug 21, 1917 1887 - 1917
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c. 1917 - Aug 20, 1941 1917 - 1941
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c. 1924 - Mar 11, 1943 1924 - 1943
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c. 1920 - Oct 2, 1941 1920 - 1941
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c. 1914 - Apr 19, 1941 1914 - 1941
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c. 1911 - Mar 22, 1940 1911 - 1940
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c. 1884 - Nov 29, 1940 1884 - 1940
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c. 1893 - Aug 21, 1917 1893 - 1917
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c. 1895 - Jul 30, 1916 1895 - 1916
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c. 1897 - Aug 17, 1915 1897 - 1915
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c. 1899 - Aug 31, 1918 1899 - 1918
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Unknown - Apr 10, 1917 ? - 1917
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c. 1916 - Jun 16, 1942 1916 - 1942
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Unknown - Sep 25, 1917 ? - 1917
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Unknown - Jan 8, 1944 ? - 1944
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Unknown - Oct 13, 1916 ? - 1916
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Unknown - Jun 15, 1946 ? - 1946
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c. 1897 - Apr 9, 1917 1897 - 1917
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c. 1919 - May 29, 1940 1919 - 1940
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c. 1898 - Jul 22, 1916 1898 - 1916
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