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James Stewart Cameron (1886 - 1916)

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James Stewart Cameron
1886 - 1916
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c. 1886
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October 4, 1916
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James Stewart Cameron was born c. 1886. He died on October 4, 1916 at 30 years old.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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Service number: 552835 Rank: Private Regiment: Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (eastern Ontario Regiment)
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James Stewart Cameron passed away on October 4, 1916 at 30 years of age. He was buried in Vimy Memorial, France. He was born c. 1886. We are unaware of information about James' surviving family.
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In 1886, in the year that James Stewart Cameron was born, on June 13th, the "Great Vancouver Fire" destroyed most of Vancouver, British Columbia. A small brush fire got out of control and spread to the rest of the city. Dozens of people died and it was only after the fire that money was raised for a fire hall. The local Squamish tribe rescued people who had jumped into bodies of water to escape the conflagration.

In 1894, at the age of merely 8 years old, James was alive when on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

In 1897, at the age of just 11 years old, James was alive when on March 4th, William McKinley became the 25th President of the United States. He had beaten William Jennings Bryan in the 1896 election by 51% to 46.7% in the popular vote. Six months into his second term as President, McKinley was assassinated.

In 1909, he was 23 years old when the New York Times published the first movie review. It was a report on D.W. Griffith's movie "Pippa Passes" also called "The Song of Conscience", a silent film. The review said that this work was moving away from "lurid material that attracted the wrath of censors and concerned citizens and toward more respectable ends. The movie was the story of a young female factory worker, on her day off, wandering and singing - thus changing the hearts of those around her towards good.

In 1916, in the year of James Stewart Cameron'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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