Horace Westcott Fyson (1879 - 1946)

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South Yarra, Australia

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South Yarra, Australia

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Family

Father: Fyson Samuel Fyson
Mother: Louise Westcott Fyson

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Westcott

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1879 - In the year that Horace Westcott Fyson was born, on November 10th, Bell Telephone and Western Union reached an agreement. Bell Telephone would keep out of the telegraphy business and Western Union would stay out of the telephone business - leading to success for both.

1892 - By the time he was just 13 years old, on October 5th, the Dalton Gang was shot. The Gang was attempting to rob two banks - simultaneously - in Coffeyville Kansas but word spread of the robberies and townspeople with guns greeted them when they left the banks. Four members of the gang were killed - only Emmett Dalton survived his wounds and spent 14 years in prison.

1897 - Horace was 18 years old when on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

1929 - By the time he was 50 years old, American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

1946 - In the year of Horace Westcott Fyson's passing, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

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Horace Westcott Fyson passed away in 1946 in South Yarra, Australia at 67 years old. No cause of death has been entered for Horace. He was born in 1879. He was born to Fyson Samuel Fyson and Louise Westcott Fyson, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.

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