James Alex Guerin (1850 - 1928)

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Ballarat, Australia

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Ballarat, Australia

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Family

Father: Guerin John Guerin
Mother: Bridget Conlon Guerin

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Alex

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1850 - In the year that James Alex Guerin was born, on June 1st, the 1850 census was conducted. The population of the US was counted as 23,191,876 - which included 3,204,313 slaves. It was the first census in the US to count every person of a household - including women, children, and slaves - and to ask the place of birth of household members.

1860 - When he was just 10 years old, on February 26th, near Eureka California, white settlers attacked a tribe of Wiyot Indians on Indian Island. Over 60 women, children and older people died. Bret Harte - a writer and friend of Mark Twain - reported the news about the massacre to the papers in San Francisco.

1868 - By the time he was 18 years old, on May 30th, Memorial Day was observed as a day to decorate the graves of Union soldiers with flowers. General John A. Logan, of the Grand Army of the Republic, had declared the 30th "Decoration Day".

1917 - By the time he was 67 years old, it is believed that a worldwide influenza pandemic began in Asia. By 1920, it is estimated that 50 - 100 million died throughout the world (3 - 5% of the population). In the U.S. alone, 500,000 perished from what came to be called the Spanish Flu or the 1918 flu.

1928 - In the year of James Alex Guerin's passing, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

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James Alex Guerin passed away in 1928 in Ballarat, Australia at 78 years old. No cause of death has been listed for James. He was born in 1850. He was born to Guerin John Guerin and Bridget Conlon Guerin, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.

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