John Bibas (1887 - 1929)

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John Bibas
1887 - 1929
c. 1887
December 11, 1929
Manhattan County, New York United States
John Bibas was born c. 1887. He died on December 11, 1929 in New York at 42 years of age.
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I believe this is my grandfather. He committed suicide several days after my grandmother (Mary) died of an illness (so I was told), leaving 5 young children to be raised by relatives. Probably explains some of why my father was the way he was raising my brother and me.
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John Bibas passed away on December 11, 1929 in New York at age 42. He was born c. 1887. There is no information about John's family.

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In 1887, in the year that John Bibas was born, on May 9th, Buffalo Bill's Wild West show opened in London. Founded in 1883, the show was attended - twice - by Queen Victoria and adored by audiences who thrilled to his fanciful acts portraying life in the "Wild West."

In 1897, John was only 10 years old 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 1905, at the age of 18 years old, John was alive when the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

In 1918, at the age of 31 years old, John was alive when on November 11th, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, ending the fighting on the Western Front in World War I. This meant a complete defeat of Germany although Germany never formally surrendered. It took another six months of negotiations to sign an actual peace treaty between the warring parties.

In 1929, in the year of John Bibas's passing, American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

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