John Grace (1891 - 1915)

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John Grace
1891 - 1915
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c. 1891
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February 26, 1915
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John Grace was born c. 1891. He died on February 26, 1915 at age 24.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Service number: 2889
Rank: Private
Regiment: City Of London Yeomanry (rough Riders)

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John Grace passed away on February 26, 1915 at 24 years of age. He was buried in Wandsworth (putney Vale) Cemetery And Crematorium Block D2 Grave 334, United Kingdom. He was born c. 1891. There is no information about John's family.

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In 1891, in the year that John Grace was born, James Naismith, at the Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, invented the game of basketball. Originally using two peach baskets and a soccer ball, he created the game to keep his students active during the long, harsh New England winters.

In 1900, at the age of just 9 years old, John was alive when a massive hurricane, known as the Great Galveston hurricane, hit Galveston Texas. Winds hit up to 145 miles an hour (category 4) and it remains the single most deadly event in U.S. history. Between 6,000 and 12,000 died (most estimates are around 8,000 dead). The population of Galveston at the time was about 36,000 people in 1900.

In 1906, by the time he was only 15 years old, English biochemist Frederick Hopkins concluded that vitamins are essential to the human body and that a lack of vitamins caused scurvy and rickets. Scurvy and rickets were both huge problems in sailors that were at sea for extended time and the addition of vitamin C, vitamin D, and calcium in their diets helped eradicate the problem.

In 1915, in the year of John Grace's passing, in May, the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German torpedo. The Lusitania was a British passenger ship that was sailing from New York to Liverpool England. She sank in 18 minutes - 1,198 died and 761 survived. While travelers were the main casualty - and commodity - the Lusitania did carry wartime weapons. "Remember the Lusitania" became the rallying cry of World War 1.

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