James Shorland Hart (1888 - 1918)

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Mikra British Cemetery Kalamaria,
Greece

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Military Service

Service number: 519085
Rank: Sapper
Regiment: Royal Engineers
Unit/ship/squadron: 506th Field Coy.

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Shorland

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Kitty Carlisle Hart with Lara Teeter

Kitty Carlisle Hart with Lara Teeter

Christopher and Emma Hart

Christopher and Emma Hart

Moss Hart family

Moss Hart family

Chris and Catherine Hart

Chris and Catherine Hart

Chris and Catherine Hart

Chris and Catherine Hart

Kitty Carlisle Hart

Kitty Carlisle Hart

Kitty Carlisle Hart

Kitty Carlisle Hart

Kitty Carlisle Hart

Kitty Carlisle Hart

Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart

Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart

Richard Rodgers and "Larry" Hart

Richard Rodgers and "Larry" Hart

Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart

Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart

Moss Hart's The Man Who Came to Dinner

Moss Hart's The Man Who Came to Dinner

Moss Hart's "You can't take it with you"

Moss Hart's "You can't take it with you"

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Catherine Hart and Chris Hart Kitty Carlisle Hart with Lara Teeter Christopher and Emma Hart Moss Hart family

Timeline

1888 - In the year that James Shorland Hart was born, Irishman John Robert Gregg published a pamphlet in the U.S., teaching his first version of shorthand - Gregg shorthand. When he improved on the first version and published it 5 years later, Gregg shorthand became popular.

1893 - At the age of only 5 years old, James was alive when a songbook, called Song Stories for the Kindergarten, was published by sisters Patty and Mildred Hill. One of the songs included in the book was "Good Morning to All" - later the lyrics were changed and it became "Happy Birthday to You".

1899 - By the time he was only 11 years old, on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

1900 - By the time he was just 12 years old, a massive hurricane, known as the Great Galveston hurricane, hit Galveston Texas. Winds hit up to 145 miles an hour (category 4) and it remains the single most deadly event in U.S. history. Between 6,000 and 12,000 died (most estimates are around 8,000 dead). The population of Galveston at the time was about 36,000 people in 1900.

1918 - In the year of James Shorland Hart's passing, on November 1, an elevated train on the Brooklyn line of the subway - driven by an inexperienced operator because of a strike - tried to navigate a turn at 30mph. The limit on the curve was 6 mph. The 2nd and 3rd cars of the 5 car wooden train were badly damaged and at least 93 people were killed, making it the deadliest crash in New York subway history.

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James Shorland Hart died on December 27, 1918 at 30 years of age. There is no listed cause of death. He was buried in Mikra British Cemetery Kalamaria, Greece. He was born around 1888. We have no information about James's immediate family.

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