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James Henry Scott (1873 - 1916)

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James Henry Scott
1873 - 1916
Born
1873
Home Cobden Street - Ardwick, in Manchester, Lancashire County
Death
January 12, 1916
Southport Infirmary in Southport, Merseyside County, England United Kingdom
Last Known Residence
Melbourne Street - Hulme, in Manchester, Greater Manchester County, England United Kingdom M15
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James Henry Scott was born in 1873 at Home, Manchester . He is the child of Jeremiah Scott and Mary Mckenzie Scott. He was baptized at St Philip, Manchester, England United Kingdom. According to his family tree, James was father to 4 children. He married Elizabeth Boniface, and they had children Ethel Scott, Stanley Scott, Winifred Mulelly, and Sydney Scott. James died on January 12, 1916 at Southport Infirmary, Southport, England United Kingdom at age 43.
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Melbourne Street - Hulme, in Manchester, Greater Manchester County, England United Kingdom M15
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January 17, 1916
Manchester Southern Cemetery S. Ce. 792. in United Kingdom
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at St Philip 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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Sarah Scott commented
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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James Henry Scott, father to 4 children, passed away on January 12, 1916 at Southport Infirmary, Southport, England United Kingdom at age 43. He was buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery S. Ce. 792., United Kingdom. James was born in 1873 at Home, Manchester . He is the child of Jeremiah Scott and Mary Mckenzie Scott. According to his family tree, he married Elizabeth Boniface, and they had children Ethel Scott, Stanley Scott, Winifred Mulelly, and Sydney Scott.
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In 1873, in the year that James Henry Scott was born, on September 18th, the New York stock market crash - due to the failure of a number of banks - began the Panic of 1873. After the boom following the Civil War, the Coinage Act of 1873 and other factors led to the market crash. Thus began the "Long Depression" - also called the "Great Depression" until the 1930's.

In 1884, he was only 11 years old when on August 5th, the cornerstone for the base of the Statue of Liberty - a gift from the people of France - was laid. 120,000 people - most donations were $1 - donated to the completion of the base. An 1883 poem by Emma Lazarus was also written to raise funds. That poem was included in the base of the statue and is well known today. The most famous phrase: "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

In 1891, James was 18 years old when James Naismith, at the Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, invented the game of basketball. Originally using two peach baskets and a soccer ball, he created the game to keep his students active during the long, harsh New England winters.

In 1909, by the time he was 36 years old, explorer Robert Peary, a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, claimed to have been the first to have reached the geographic North Pole. His claim has been disputed for over a century - some say that he ended up 60 miles from the North Pole. Peary was the only navigator on his team and he didn't submit his records for public review.

In 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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