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 July 1st, the assembly for the supports of the Eiffel Tower began . A wrought iron lattice tower, it was designed and built by Gustave Eiffel - who also contributed to the building of the Statue of Liberty. There are 18,000 pieces in the Eiffel Tower - which had to be built separately and then assembled in place - with rivets - to complete the Tower.

In 1896, John was just 9 years old when 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 1906, at the age of 19 years old, John was alive when the great San Francisco earthquake hit, estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused fires that raged for days and between the earthquake and the fire, about 3,000 people were killed and 80% of the City was destroyed.

In 1919, by the time he was 32 years old, in June, the Treaty of Versailles - officially ending World War I - was signed. The European Allies demanded "compensation by Germany for all damage done to the civilian population of the Allies and their property by the aggression of Germany by land, by sea and from the air.” The requirement of compensation is seen by most as the reason for the collapse of the German economy and gave rise to the rule of Hitler.

In 1929, in the year of John Bibas's passing, on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

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