James William Johnston

(1894 - 1916)

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James William Johnston
1894 - 1916
Born
c. 1894
Death
February 22, 1916
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James William Johnston was born c. 1894. He died on February 22, 1916 at age 22.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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James William Johnston
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R.e. Farm Cemetery Iii. A. 16. in Belgium
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Service number: 18516
Rank: Private
Regiment: Canadian Infantry
Unit/ship/squadron: 2nd Bn.
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James William Johnston passed away on February 22, 1916 at 22 years old. He was buried in R.e. Farm Cemetery Iii. A. 16., Belgium. He was born c. 1894. We are unaware of information about James's immediate family.

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In 1894, in the year that James William Johnston was born, large reserves of oil were discovered on the Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma. Previously thought to be "useless" land - not even good for farming - the tribe had bought the land themselves. The discovery of oil made the Osage the "richest group of people in the world" at the time.

In 1900, he was just 6 years old when the German physicist Max Planck formulated an energy theory, postulating the existence of "quanta," which lays the groundwork for the quantum theory of modern physics. In December, he introduced a paper on the Planck postulate which stated that E=hv - the energy of a photon is proportional to its frequency times a constant. Planck won a Nobel Prize in 1918 for his work in theoretical Physics.

In 1909, at the age of just 15 years old, James was alive when William Howard Taft became the 27th President of the United States on March 4th. Previously Secretary of War, Judge on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Solicitor General of the U.S., and Governor of both the Philippines and Cuba, Taft was the only President who went on to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

In 1916, in the year of James William Johnston's passing, suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

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c. 1908 - Aug 2, 1942 1908 - 1942
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c. 1899 - Sep 25, 1918 1899 - 1918
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c. 1920 - Mar 8, 1940 1920 - 1940
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c. 1885 - Oct 30, 1917 1885 - 1917

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c. 1885 - Oct 30, 1917 1885 - 1917
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c. 1920 - Mar 8, 1940 1920 - 1940
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c. 1899 - Sep 25, 1918 1899 - 1918
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c. 1908 - Aug 2, 1942 1908 - 1942
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c. 1922 - Oct 20, 1943 1922 - 1943
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c. 1930 - Feb 5, 1942 1930 - 1942
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c. 1924 - Feb 19, 1944 1924 - 1944
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c. 1891 - Aug 10, 1918 1891 - 1918
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Unknown - May 1, 1917 ? - 1917
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Unknown - Oct 26, 1917 ? - 1917
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c. 1884 - May 26, 1918 1884 - 1918
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c. 1884 - Nov 4, 1918 1884 - 1918
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c. 1898 - Oct 13, 1918 1898 - 1918
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c. 1893 - Oct 27, 1914 1893 - 1914
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c. 1885 - Jun 1, 1918 1885 - 1918
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c. 1887 - Apr 5, 1918 1887 - 1918
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c. 1897 - Apr 9, 1917 1897 - 1917
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c. 1895 - Sep 19, 1917 1895 - 1917
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c. 1884 - Sep 20, 1916 1884 - 1916
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c. 1881 - Apr 23, 1917 1881 - 1917

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c. 1885 - Oct 30, 1917 1885 - 1917
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c. 1920 - Mar 8, 1940 1920 - 1940
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c. 1899 - Sep 25, 1918 1899 - 1918
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c. 1908 - Aug 2, 1942 1908 - 1942
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c. 1922 - Oct 20, 1943 1922 - 1943
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c. 1930 - Feb 5, 1942 1930 - 1942
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c. 1924 - Feb 19, 1944 1924 - 1944
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c. 1891 - Aug 10, 1918 1891 - 1918
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Unknown - May 1, 1917 ? - 1917
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Unknown - Oct 26, 1917 ? - 1917
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c. 1884 - May 26, 1918 1884 - 1918
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c. 1884 - Nov 4, 1918 1884 - 1918
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c. 1898 - Oct 13, 1918 1898 - 1918
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c. 1893 - Oct 27, 1914 1893 - 1914
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c. 1885 - Jun 1, 1918 1885 - 1918
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c. 1887 - Apr 5, 1918 1887 - 1918
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c. 1897 - Apr 9, 1917 1897 - 1917
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c. 1895 - Sep 19, 1917 1895 - 1917
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c. 1884 - Sep 20, 1916 1884 - 1916
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c. 1881 - Apr 23, 1917 1881 - 1917
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