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James Frederick Booth (1896 - 1918)

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James Frederick Booth
1896 - 1918
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c. 1896
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April 12, 1918
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James Frederick Booth was born c. 1896. He died on April 12, 1918 at 22 years of age.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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Service number: 240799 Rank: Private Regiment: Duke Of Wellington's (west Riding Regiment) Unit/ship/squadron: 1st/7th Bn.
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James Frederick Booth died on April 12, 1918 at age 22. he was buried in Cabaret-rouge British Cemetery Souchez, France. He was born c. 1896. We have no information about James' family or relationships.
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1896 - 1918 World Events

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In 1896, in the year that James Frederick Booth was born, in April, the first study on global warming due to CO2 - carbon dioxide - in the atmosphere was published by Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius. Arrhenius concluded that human activity due to the Industrial Revolution would amplify CO2 in the atmosphere, causing a greenhouse effect. His conclusions have been extensively tested in the ensuing 100+ years and are still seen to hold true.

In 1900, he was just 4 years old when the U.S. helped put down Boxer Rebellion. The Boxer Rebellion took place in China, where the presence of "outsiders" (foreigners) was resented. The United States, along with Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, and Russia, had business interests in China and these countries all sent troops to put down the Rebellion and keep China open to their presence and to Christian missionaries.

In 1909, at the age of only 13 years old, James was alive when Polish physician and medical researcher Paul Ehrlich found a cure for syphilis, which was a prevalent (but undiscussed) disease. He found that an arsenic compound completely cured syphilis within 3 weeks.

In 1918, in the year of James Frederick Booth's passing, on November 1, an elevated train on the Brooklyn line of the subway - driven by an inexperienced operator because of a strike - tried to navigate a turn at 30mph. The limit on the curve was 6 mph. The 2nd and 3rd cars of the 5 car wooden train were badly damaged and at least 93 people were killed, making it the deadliest crash in New York subway history.

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