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John Henry Creemer Hearn (1877 - 1916)

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John Henry Creemer Hearn
1877 - 1916
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c. 1877
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February 5, 1916
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John Henry Creemer Hearn was born c. 1877. He died on February 5, 1916 at 39 years of age.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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John Henry Creemer Hearn died on February 5, 1916 at 39 years of age. He was buried in Plymouth (ford Park) Cemetery Church P. 19. 13., United Kingdom. He was born c. 1877. There is no information about John's family.
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1877 - 1916 World Events

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In 1877, in the year that John Henry Creemer Hearn was born, on November 21st, Thomas Edison announced his new invention - the phonograph. Recording sound was considered to be Edison's first great invention. On November 29th, he demonstrated the phonograph for the public.

In 1888, he was just 11 years old when Irishman John Robert Gregg published a pamphlet in the U.S., teaching his first version of shorthand - Gregg shorthand. When he improved on the first version and published it 5 years later, Gregg shorthand became popular.

In 1899, he was 22 years old when on February 4th, the Philippine–American War began. The Philippines objected to the Treaty of Paris, signed in 1898, that transferred possession of the Philippines from Spain to the U.S. Filipinos began a fight for independence and fighting between U.S. forces and those of the Philippine Republic broke out. On June 2nd, the Philippines officially declared war on the United States.

In 1901, John was 24 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 Henry Creemer Hearn's passing, the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

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