James Alexander Taylor

(1879 - 1916)

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James Alexander Taylor
1879 - 1916
Born
1879
Melbourne, Australia
Death
May 31, 1916
Last Known Residence
Australia
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James Alexander Taylor was born in 1879 in Melbourne, Australia. He was born to Robert Taylor and Sarah Bell (Duguid) Taylor. He married Florence Ethel Sloane. James died on May 31, 1916 at 37 years old. We know that James Alexander Taylor had been residing in Australia.
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James Alexander Taylor
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James Taylor was born in in Melbourne, Australia
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James Taylor was born in in Melbourne, Australia
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Portsmouth Naval Memorial 22. in United Kingdom
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Service number: rmb/458
Rank: Bandmaster 1st Class
Regiment: Royal Marine Band
Unit/ship/squadron: h.m.s. queen Mary.
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James Alexander Taylor died on May 31, 1916 at age 37. He was buried in Portsmouth Naval Memorial 22., United Kingdom. He was born in 1879 in Melbourne, Australia. He was born to Robert Taylor and Sarah Bell (Duguid) Taylor. James married Florence Ethel Sloane. We know that James Alexander Taylor had been residing in Australia.

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In 1879, in the year that James Alexander Taylor was born, on October 22nd, Thomas Edison tested the first practical electric light bulb. Lasting 13½ hours before burning out, it used a "a carbon filament or strip coiled and connected to platina contact wires". He applied for a patent on November 4th, receiving the patent in January 1880.

In 1880, by the time he was only 1 year old, on February 4th, five members of one family in Ontario, Canada were killed and their farm was burned by a mob. Called the Black Donnelly Massacre, the Irish family had been feuding with other citizens of the town. No one was ever convicted.

In 1899, when he was 20 years old, on February 4th, the Philippine–American War began. The Philippines objected to the Treaty of Paris, signed in 1898, that transferred possession of the Philippines from Spain to the U.S. Filipinos began a fight for independence and fighting between U.S. forces and those of the Philippine Republic broke out. On June 2nd, the Philippines officially declared war on the United States.

In 1904, he was 25 years old when the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

In 1916, in the year of James Alexander Taylor's passing, visiting nurse Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. at 46 Amboy St. in Brooklyn New York. Ten days after the clinic opened, Sanger was arrested for "violating laws against giving out birth control information" which was defined as obscenity. The clinic was not handing out birth control - just information about sex and birth control methods. (The Comstock law categorized information about abortion, family planning, and contraception as “obscene”.) The clinics and organizations that Sanger established later evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

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