James William Peirce (1889 - 1949)

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James William Peirce
1889 - 1949
updated February 06, 2019
James William Peirce was born in 1889. He was born to Peirce Frederick William Peirce and Eugenie Theresa Renand Peirce, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. He died in 1949 in Wgul, Australia at 60 years of age.

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James William Peirce passed away in 1949 in Wgul, Australia at age 60. He was born in 1889. He was born to Peirce Frederick William Peirce and Eugenie Theresa Renand Peirce, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.
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1889 - 1949 World Events

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In 1889, in the year that James William Peirce was born, on April 20th, Adolf Hitler was born in Austria-Hungary - now Austria. In his early 30's, he began his rise to power in German politics, eventually becoming the leader of the Nazi Party and Führer of Nazi Germany. He presided over the death of millions of civilians as well as leading Germany through World War II.

In 1906, when he was 17 years old, Finland became the first European country to give women the vote and to allow them to run for political office. (Women in Australia and New Zealand already had that right but couldn't run for office.) Although Finland belonged to the Russian Empire, there was great unrest and the Tsar wanted to broker a quick peace. As a part of the brokered peace, women got the vote.

In 1915, at the age of 26 years old, James was alive when Audrey Munson, playing a model for a sculptor in the film "Inspiration", became the first actress to shed her clothes on screen. Fearing that banning the film would mean that censors would also have to "ban Renaissance art" the film was released, with Munson in the nude scenes and a stand-in doing the acting. (Munson had previously been "America's First Supermodel" and posed nude as the model for many famous artworks.) The film was a hit with audiences.

In 1922, by the time he was 33 years old, the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. on May 30th. More than 35,000 people attended the dedication including Lincoln's son, Robert Todd Lincoln, and many Union and Confederate veterans - although the audience was segregated. The Memorial took 10 years to complete.

In 1949, in the year of James William Peirce's passing, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

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1865 - 1952
Beechworth, Australia
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Isabella Vic Peirce
1884 - 1953
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Christina Victoria Beaton Peirce

Melbourne, Australia
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1870 - 1954
Thor, Australia
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Robyn Valerie Peirce
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Jack Graydon Peirce

Melbourne, Australia
Sadie Veronica Lambe Peirce

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