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James Henry Booth (1875 - 1916)

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James Henry Booth
1875 - 1916
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c. 1875
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November 3, 1916
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James Henry Booth was born c. 1875. He died on November 3, 1916 at age 41.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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Rank: Boatswain Regiment: Mercantile Marine Unit/ship/squadron: steam Trawler quair (hull)
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James Henry Booth passed away on November 3, 1916 at age 41. he was buried in Tower Hill Memorial, United Kingdom. He was born c. 1875. We have no information about James' family or relationships.
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1875 - 1916 World Events

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In 1875, in the year that James Henry Booth was born, on May 17th, Aristides was the first horse to win the Kentucky Derby. It was the first year of the "The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports" - begun by Col. Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr., the grandson of William Clark, the explorer.

In 1884, he was just 9 years old when on December 6th, the Washington Monument was completed. Building began in 1848 but was stopped because of lack of funds and also due to the Civil War. It would be dedicated in 1885. At the time of its completion, it was the tallest structure in the world.

In 1898, at the age of 23 years old, James was alive when magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company controlled 84% of the oil and pipelines in the United States. Rockefeller grew Standard Oil through the merger of several other small oil companies throughout the U.S., creating a monopoly.

In 1908, when he was 33 years old, Henry Ford developed the first Model T automobile, often called the Tin Lizzy or flivver. Produced from 1908 through 1927, it first sold for $850 - which made it affordable for every middle class family. Previously, cars were the province of the upper class and the introduction of the Model T and its availability changed U.S. culture. Within days of its release, over 15,000 cars had been ordered.

In 1916, in the year of James Henry Booth's passing, the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

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