James Henry Scott (1873 - 1916)

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Birth

at Home, 31 Cobden Street - Ardwick, in Manchester, Lancashire County

Baptized

at St Philip, in Manchester, Greater Manchester County, England United Kingdom

Death

on at Southport Infirmary, in Southport, Merseyside County, England United Kingdom
Cause of death: Pneumonia

Cause of death

Pneumonia

Burial / Funeral

at Manchester Southern Cemetery S. Ce. 792., in United Kingdom

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Last Known Residence

32 Melbourne Street - Hulme, in Manchester, Greater Manchester County, England United Kingdom

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Packing Case Maker
Sapper in Royal Engineers

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Service number: 2552
Rank: Sapper
Regiment: Royal Engineers
Unit/ship/squadron: 429th Field Coy.

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Henry

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British

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1873 - In the year that James Henry Scott was born, on May 27th, German archaeologist and businessman Heinrich Schliemann found what he said was "Priam's Treasure" - confirming the existence of ancient Troy. The find in Hissarlik Turkey is still disputed as being a part of Troy.

1878 - At the age of merely 5 years old, James was alive when on June 15th, photographer Eadweard Muybridge - at the request of Leland Stanford - produced the first sequence of stop-motion still photographs. Stanford contended that a galloping horse had all four feet off the ground. Only photos of a horse at a gallop would settle the question and, using 12 cameras and a series of photos, Muybridge settled the question: Stanford was right. Muybridge's use of several cameras and stills led to motion pictures.

1887 - He was only 14 years old when on January 28th, the largest recorded snowflakes fell in a snowstorm in Fort Keogh, Montana. They were supposed to have been 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick. A rancher in the area said that they were “larger than milk pans”. A Wild West tall tale? Not according to the Guinness World Records book.

1905 - James was 32 years old when the German born physicist, Albert Einstein, proposed the Special Theory of Relativity: 1) that observers can never detect uniform motion except relative to other objects and that 2) unlike the velocity of massive objects, the speed of light is a constant and is the same for all observers independent of their constant velocity toward or away from the light source. Not such simple concepts that lead to the equation everyone now knows: E = mc2.

1916 - In the year of James Henry Scott'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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James Henry Scott passed away on January 12, 1916 at Southport Infirmary, Southport, England United Kingdom at age 42. His cause of death is listed as: pneumonia. He was buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery S. Ce. 792., United Kingdom. He was born on April 3, 1873 at Home, Manchester. There is no information about James's family.

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James Henry was too old to enlist for the army during World War I, but after lying about his age he was able to join the Royal Engineers. We don't know anything about his service record, but he died of pneumonia in 1916. According to his gravestone in Southern Cemetery he was 39 years old whereas he was actually 43.
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