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John Cameron (1896 - 1916)

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John Cameron
1896 - 1916
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c. 1896
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October 23, 1916
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John Cameron was born c. 1896. He died on October 23, 1916 at 20 years of age.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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John Cameron died on October 23, 1916 at 20 years old. He was buried in St. Sever Cemetery Rouen, France. He was born c. 1896. We are unaware of information about John's family or relationships.
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1896 - 1916 World Events

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In 1896, in the year that John Cameron was born, on January 4th, Utah became the 45th state in the United States. After the LDS Church banned polygamy in 1890, Utah's application for statehood became acceptable to Congress and the Utah Territory became Utah..

In 1900, at the age of merely 4 years old, John was alive when 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 1901, John was merely 5 years old when John Pierpont "J. P." Morgan created U.S. Steel. J.P. Morgan was an American banker and financier who dominated U.S. business at this time. He had previously overseen the creation of General Electric, as well as International Harvester and AT&T. He has been referred to as America's greatest banker. U.S. Steel was the first billion dollar company in the world, worth $1.4 billion in 1901.

In 1916, in the year of John Cameron's passing, the U.S. National Park Service - part of the Department of the Interior - was created by an act of Congress in August. The Park Service was charged with the dual role of "preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management while also making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment". The resources managed by the National Park Service have often been referred to as the "crown jewels" of the United States.

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