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James Anderson Mclaughlin (1886 - 1917)

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James Anderson Mclaughlin
1886 - 1917
Born
1886
Dunk, Australia
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October 1, 1917
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Dunk Australia
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James Anderson Mclaughlin was born in 1886 in Dunk, Australia. He is the child of John Mclaughlin and Christina Gunn Mclaughlin, with siblings Margery, Charles, Elsie, Esma, Robert, Eugenie, Charles, Margery, and Robert. He died on October 1, 1917 at 31 years of age.
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James Anderson Mclaughlin died on October 1, 1917 at 31 years old. he was buried in Ypres (menin Gate) Memorial, th Bn.. He was born in 1886 in Dunk, Australia. He is the child of John Mclaughlin and Christina Gunn Mclaughlin, with siblings Margery, Charles, Elsie, Esma, Robert, Eugenie, Charles, Margery, and Robert.
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In 1886, in the year that James Anderson Mclaughlin was born, on June 13th, the "Great Vancouver Fire" destroyed most of Vancouver, British Columbia. A small brush fire got out of control and spread to the rest of the city. Dozens of people died and it was only after the fire that money was raised for a fire hall. The local Squamish tribe rescued people who had jumped into bodies of water to escape the conflagration.

In 1891, when he was only 5 years old, on March 14th, a lynch mob stormed the Old Parish Prison. The mob lynched 11 of the 19 Italians who were arrested for - but found to be innocent of - the murder of New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessy.

In 1896, when he was merely 10 years old, on August 17th, the first pedestrian v car fatality occurred in Great Britain. Bridget Driscoll, age 44, was walking with her family on the grounds of The Crystal Palace in London when she was hit by a car driven by Arthur James Edsall. Edsall claimed to be going 4.5 mph and Driscoll's death was ruled an "accidental death" after an inquest.

In 1904, when he was 18 years old, the "Teddy's Bear" was first produced. After seeing a political cartoon of President Teddy Roosevelt refusing to kill a clubbed and tied up bear, Jewish Russian immigrant Morris Michtom - who owned a candy shop and sold stuffed animals that he and his wife made at night at the store - made a "Teddy's Bear" and put it in his shop's window. The stuffed bears were an immediate success and Michtom and his wife went on to found the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co.

In 1917, in the year of James Anderson Mclaughlin's passing, the NHL (National Hockey League) was established as a response to the demise of the National Hockey Association (NHA). The first superstar of the League was "Phantom" Joe Malone of the Montreal Canadiens, a leading scorer with records that still stand. The Canadiens won the NHL championship over the Senators.

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