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John Cameron (1874 - 1920)

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John Cameron
1874 - 1920
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c. 1874
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November 9, 1920
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John Cameron was born c. 1874. He died on November 9, 1920 at 46 years of age.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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John Cameron died on November 9, 1920 at 46 years old. He was buried in Toronto (prospect) Cemetery Section 7. Grave 915., Canada. He was born c. 1874. There is no information about John's family.
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1874 - 1920 World Events

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In 1874, in the year that John Cameron was born, on November 4th, the Democratic Party regained control of the US House of Representatives - the first time since 1860. The Democrats now held 183 seats - up 94 - and the Republicans held 106 - down 93.

In 1880, when he was merely 6 years old, on August 26th, P. T. Barnum and James A. Bailey signed a contract in Bridgeport, CT, creating the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Twenty-seven years later, the Barnum and Bailey would merge with another circus, Ringling Brothers.

In 1899, by the time he was 25 years old, on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

In 1900, when he was 26 years old, the U.S. population exceeded 75 million, rising about 13 million from the 1890 census. 87.9% of the population was white, 11.6% was African-American, 0.7% was Hispanic, and 0.5% was Native American, Asian, and other minorities.

In 1920, in the year of John Cameron's passing, on January 1, over 6000 people were arrested and put in prison because they were suspected of being communists. . Many had to be released in a few weeks and only 3 guns were found in their homes. The U.S. Department of Justice "red hunt" netted thousands of "radicals" and suspected "communists" and aliens were deported. But the "hunt" ended after Attorney General Palmer forecast a massive radical uprising on May Day and the day passed without incident.

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