James Bain Elstob (died 1950)



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Greenock, Scotland
Cause of death: Haematemesis Myocardial degeneration

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Haematemesis Myocardial degeneration

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Greenock, Scotland

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Wife: Angus Cowan
Children with Agnes: William Semple Cowan


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In 1835, on June 2nd, P. T. Barnum and his "circus" began their first tour of the U.S. He had paid $1,000 for an elderly slave named Joice Heth, who he claimed was 161 years old and a former nurse for George Washington. Touring the northeast of the U.S., he made more than $1,000 per week. Joice died the next year - at about 80 years old.

In 1868, on August 13th, an estimated 8.5 to 9 earthquake struck southern Peru. It had a category "extreme" effect and caused over 25,000 deaths. The resulting tsunami affected areas as far away as Hawaii and New Zealand.

In 1871, on March 29th, Royal Albert Hall in London was officially opened by Queen Victoria. Construction had begun in 1867 and the hall was named after Queen Victoria's husband, who had died in 1861 - 10 years before.

In 1912, New Mexico became the 47th state of the Union in January. Previously a province of Mexico, then a territory of the United States and mostly populated by Native Americans and Mexicans, once it became a U.S. territory it was increasingly colonized by European-American settlers. Its population was over 327,000 when it became a state.

In 1950, on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip - created by Charles Schultz - and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

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Had a relationship with Angus Cowan with children: William Semple Cowan

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James Bain Elstob, father to 1 child, died on March 16, 1950 in Greenock, Scotland. His family lists the cause of death as: haematemesis Myocardial degeneration. He married Angus Cowan. and they gave birth to William Semple Cowan.


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