James Lewis Nicholls (1859 - 1946)

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Alb Pk, Australia

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Alb Pk, Australia

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Father: Nicholls John Nicholls
Mother: Isabella Nicholls

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1859 - In the year that James Lewis Nicholls was born, on April 25th, the Suez Canal Company began construction of the Suez Canal. It took 10 years to complete the canal.

1869 - James was only 10 years old when on May 10th, North America's first transcontinental railroad was completed at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory, by driving a "golden spike" or the "last spike" of the line. The spike was driven by Leland Stanford and is now displayed at Stanford University.

1905 - At the age of 46 years old, James was alive when the Industrial Workers of the World was founded. An international labor union founded in Chicago, it was most often referred to as the "Wobblies" and had ties to the socialist movement and the anarchist movement. At its peak, it had 150,000 members.

1915 - By the time he was 56 years old, The Birth of a Nation opened in February. A silent film, it was the most ambitious film to date and is considered a classic. Three hours long, it starred Lillian Gish and was directed by D. W. Griffith. The movie was based on the book The Clansman and told the story of two families (one pro-Union and one pro-Confederate) and their relationship during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The KKK was shown as "a heroic force".

1946 - In the year of James Lewis Nicholls's passing, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

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James Lewis Nicholls died in 1946 in Alb Pk, Australia at age 87. There is no listed cause of death for James. He was born in 1859. He was born to Nicholls John Nicholls and Isabella Nicholls, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.

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