James William Hinton

(1918 - 1942)

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James William Hinton
1918 - 1942
Born
c. 1918
Death
March 29, 1942
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James William Hinton was born c. 1918. He died on March 29, 1942 at 24 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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James William Hinton
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Kiel War Cemetery 2. A. 1. in Germany
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Service number: 1150584
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit/ship/squadron: 75 Sqdn.
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James William Hinton passed away on March 29, 1942 at age 24. He was buried in Kiel War Cemetery 2. A. 1., Germany. He was born c. 1918. We have no information about James's surviving family.

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In 1918, in the year that James William Hinton was born, in January, President Wilson presented his Fourteen Points, which assured citizens that World War I was being fought for a moral cause and outlined a plan for postwar peace in Europe. The only leader of the Allies to present such a plan, the Europeans thought Wilson was being too idealistic. The points included free trade, open agreements, democracy and self-determination. They were based on the research and suggestions of 150 advisors.

In 1922, at the age of just 4 years old, James was alive when on November 4th, British Egyptologists George Carnarvon and Howard Carter unearthed the first step leading to King Tutankhamen's tomb in the Valley of the Kings. By the end of the month they had unearthed the steps and broken through the door into the intact tomb. This was the only tomb that had remained unlooted that had been found (and is, to date). Filled with gold, jewels, and ancient everyday items, the find was priceless - in terms of money and history.

In 1925, James was merely 7 years old when gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1938, James was 20 years old when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1942, in the year of James William Hinton's passing, on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

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c. 1904 - Sep 16, 1940 1904 - 1940
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c. 1921 - Aug 9, 1940 1921 - 1940
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c. 1892 - May 5, 1917 1892 - 1917
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c. 1897 - Feb 10, 1917 1897 - 1917
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c. 1898 - Sep 17, 1918 1898 - 1918
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c. 1891 - Jun 28, 1917 1891 - 1917
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c. 1913 - May 29, 1941 1913 - 1941
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c. 1921 - Dec 18, 1942 1921 - 1942
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Unknown - Dec 9, 1944 ? - 1944
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c. 1924 - Mar 19, 1944 1924 - 1944
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c. 1896 - Feb 19, 1916 1896 - 1916
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c. 1897 - Feb 15, 1916 1897 - 1916
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c. 1914 - Mar 23, 1944 1914 - 1944
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Unknown - Aug 15, 1917 ? - 1917
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c. 1906 - Sep 16, 1940 1906 - 1940
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c. 1921 - Jul 20, 1944 1921 - 1944
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c. 1926 - Jul 25, 1947 1926 - 1947
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c. 1915 - Jun 27, 1940 1915 - 1940
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c. 1920 - Oct 18, 1943 1920 - 1943
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