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James Henry George Booth (1886 - 1917)

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James Henry George Booth
1886 - 1917
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c. 1886
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December 30, 1917
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James Henry George Booth was born c. 1886. He died on December 30, 1917 at 31 years old.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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Service number: 98687 Rank: Corporal Regiment: Machine Gun Corps (infantry) Unit/ship/squadron: 236th Coy.
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James Henry George Booth passed away on December 30, 1917 at 31 years of age. he was buried in Ribecourt Road Cemetery Trescault, France. He was born c. 1886. There is no information about James' immediate family.
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In 1886, in the year that James Henry George Booth was born, on January 5th, Scottish novelist Robert Louis Stevenson's book the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was published. Immediately popular, the paperback book was sold for $1 in the U.S. - almost $25 today. Stevenson's stepson said that he wrote the first draft in under 3 days.

In 1891, by the time he was only 5 years old, on June 25th, in the July issue of The Strand Magazine in London, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes appeared in a series of short stories for the first time. Doyle eventually wrote 4 novels and 56 short stories with Holmes as the main character.

In 1895, James was just 9 years old when on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

In 1905, when he was 19 years old, the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

In 1917, in the year of James Henry George Booth's passing, "I Want You" became famous. James Montgomery Flagg's poster, featuring Uncle Sam and based on a 1914 British poster, attracted thousands of U.S. recruits to WWI duty. Over 4 million posters were printed in 1917 and 1918.

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