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J H Young (1898 - 1918)

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J H Young
1898 - 1918
Born
c. 1898
Death
May 28, 1918
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J H Young was born c. 1898, and died at age 19 years old on May 28, 1918. J Young was buried at Bagneux British Cemetery Gezaincourt in France. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember J H Young.
Updated: October 1, 2013
Biography ID: 165187786

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Service number: 35616 Rank: Private Regiment: Essex Regiment Unit/ship/squadron: 9th Bn.
May 28, 1918
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J Young passed away at age 19 years old on May 28, 1918, and was buried at Bagneux British Cemetery Gezaincourt in France. J H Young was born c. 1898. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember J H Young.

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J H Young lived 51 years shorter than the average Young family member when they died at the age of 20.
The average age of a Young family member is 71.
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1898 - 1918 World Events

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In 1898, in the year that J H Young was born, 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 1900, when this person was only 2 years old, a massive hurricane, known as the Great Galveston hurricane, hit Galveston Texas. Winds hit up to 145 miles an hour (category 4) and it remains the single most deadly event in U.S. history. Between 6,000 and 12,000 died (most estimates are around 8,000 dead). The population of Galveston at the time was about 36,000 people in 1900.

In 1905, J was just 7 years old when the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

In 1918, in the year of J H Young's passing, on November 11th, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, ending the fighting on the Western Front in World War I. This meant a complete defeat of Germany although Germany never formally surrendered. It took another six months of negotiations to sign an actual peace treaty between the warring parties.

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