James William Johnston (1881 - 1915)

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James William Johnston
1881 - 1915
updated February 06, 2019
James William Johnston was born around 1881. He died on October 3, 1915 at 34 years of age.

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James William Johnston

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William

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Vermelles British Cemetery I. J. 25., in France

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Service number: 2322
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: King's Royal Rifle Corps
Unit/ship/squadron: 1st Bn.

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James William Johnston passed away on October 3, 1915 at age 34. He was buried in Vermelles British Cemetery I. J. 25., France. He was born around 1881. We have no information about James's family or relationships.
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1881 - 1915 World Events

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In 1881, in the year that James William Johnston was born, on October 26th, the "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" happened in Tombstone, Arizona. The gunfight lasted only 30 seconds - the Earps and Doc Holliday on one side and the "Cowboys" on the other side. The McLaury brothers and Billy Clanton of the Cowboys were killed. Two of the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday were wounded.

In 1895, at the age of merely 14 years old, James was alive when on March 15th, in County Tipperary, Ireland, Michael Cleary killed his wife of 8 years, Bridget, and burned her body. His defense was that his "wife" was a changeling that was left in his real wife's place when she was abducted by fairies. He was nonetheless convicted and imprisoned for manslaughter. He spent 15 years in prison.

In 1896, by the time he was merely 15 years old, on May 18th, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of Plessy v. Ferguson. By a vote of 7 to 1, the Court upheld state racial segregation laws, introducing the idea of "separate but equal" facilities for races.

In 1904, when he was 23 years old, the "Teddy's Bear" was first produced. After seeing a political cartoon of President Teddy Roosevelt refusing to kill a clubbed and tied up bear, Jewish Russian immigrant Morris Michtom - who owned a candy shop and sold stuffed animals that he and his wife made at night at the store - made a "Teddy's Bear" and put it in his shop's window. The stuffed bears were an immediate success and Michtom and his wife went on to found the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co.

In 1915, in the year of James William Johnston's passing, in April, the Ottoman Empire rounded up, arrested, and deported 235 to 270 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Turkey. As their actions continued through the next several years, an estimated 600,000 to 1 million Armenians were killed by Turkish soldiers.

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around 1894 - Feb 22, 1916
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around 1885 - Oct 30, 1917
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around 1920 - Mar 8, 1940
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around 1899 - Sep 25, 1918
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around 1908 - Aug 2, 1942
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around 1922 - Oct 20, 1943
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around 1930 - Feb 5, 1942
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around 1924 - Feb 19, 1944
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around 1884 - May 26, 1918
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around 1898 - Oct 13, 1918
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around 1893 - Oct 27, 1914
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around 1885 - Jun 1, 1918
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around 1887 - Apr 5, 1918
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around 1897 - Apr 9, 1917
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