James Miller Johnston

(1889 - 1917)

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James Miller Johnston
1889 - 1917
Born
c. 1889
Death
November 6, 1917
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James Miller Johnston was born c. 1889. He died on November 6, 1917 at 28 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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James Miller Johnston
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Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Xxi. Gg. 1. in Belgium
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Service number: 853239
Rank: Private
Regiment: Canadian Infantry
Unit/ship/squadron: 4th Bn.
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James Miller Johnston died on November 6, 1917 at 28 years old. He was buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Xxi. Gg. 1., Belgium. He was born c. 1889. There is no information about James's family or relationships.

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In 1889, in the year that James Miller Johnston was born, on April 20th, Adolf Hitler was born in Austria-Hungary - now Austria. In his early 30's, he began his rise to power in German politics, eventually becoming the leader of the Nazi Party and F├╝hrer of Nazi Germany. He presided over the death of millions of civilians as well as leading Germany through World War II.

In 1897, he was only 8 years old when on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

In 1898, by the time he was only 9 years old, on February 15th, the USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana harbor. The reason for the explosion has never been found, but it killed 266 men. "Remember the Maine" became a rallying cry and precipitated the United States' declaration of war on Spain two months later - the beginning of the Spanish-American War. On December 10th, the war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty gave the U.S. Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam - for $20 million - and, temporarily, Cuba.

In 1904, he was only 15 years old when the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

In 1917, in the year of James Miller Johnston's passing, the U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in January. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders are ineligible to vote for the President of the United States.

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c. 1897 - May 18, 1918 1897 - 1918
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c. 1906 - Jun 8, 1941 1906 - 1941
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c. 1884 - May 27, 1916 1884 - 1916
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c. 1915 - Jun 25, 1940 1915 - 1940
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c. 1895 - Jul 21, 1917 1895 - 1917
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1893 - May 15, 1915 1893 - 1915
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c. 1889 - Nov 6, 1917 1889 - 1917
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c. 1918 - Aug 13, 1944 1918 - 1944
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c. 1887 - Jul 1, 1916 1887 - 1916
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c. 1926 - Jun 6, 1941 1926 - 1941
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c. 1923 - May 30, 1946 1923 - 1946
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c. 1917 - Oct 29, 1944 1917 - 1944
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c. 1893 - Jul 1, 1916 1893 - 1916
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Unknown - Oct 12, 1917 ? - 1917
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c. 1877 - Jan 4, 1919 1877 - 1919
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c. 1914 - Aug 15, 1940 1914 - 1940
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c. 1895 - Apr 3, 1917 1895 - 1917
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c. 1924 - Nov 19, 1944 1924 - 1944
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Unknown - Apr 5, 1945 ? - 1945

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c. 1897 - May 18, 1918 1897 - 1918
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c. 1906 - Jun 8, 1941 1906 - 1941
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c. 1884 - May 27, 1916 1884 - 1916
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c. 1915 - Jun 25, 1940 1915 - 1940
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c. 1895 - Jul 21, 1917 1895 - 1917
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1893 - May 15, 1915 1893 - 1915
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Unknown - Nov 1, 1914 ? - 1914
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c. 1889 - Nov 6, 1917 1889 - 1917
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c. 1918 - Aug 13, 1944 1918 - 1944
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c. 1887 - Jul 1, 1916 1887 - 1916
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c. 1926 - Jun 6, 1941 1926 - 1941
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c. 1923 - May 30, 1946 1923 - 1946
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c. 1917 - Oct 29, 1944 1917 - 1944
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c. 1893 - Jul 1, 1916 1893 - 1916
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Unknown - Oct 12, 1917 ? - 1917
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c. 1877 - Jan 4, 1919 1877 - 1919
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c. 1914 - Aug 15, 1940 1914 - 1940
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c. 1895 - Apr 3, 1917 1895 - 1917
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c. 1924 - Nov 19, 1944 1924 - 1944
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Unknown - Apr 5, 1945 ? - 1945
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