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John Henry Seddon

(1873 - 1968)

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John Henry Seddon
1873 - 1968
Born
January 16, 1873
Plymouth, Pennsylvania United States
Death
October 17, 1968
Rapid City, South Dakota United States
Other Names
Jack Seddon
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John Henry Seddon was born on January 16, 1873 in Plymouth, Pennsylvania. He was born to Agness Belle (Weir) Seddon and Henry John Seddon, with siblings Mathew, Margaret, and Anna. He was baptized at Larksville Presbyterian Church, Plymouth, Pennsylvania. John died on October 17, 1968 in Rapid City, South Dakota at 95 years of age. We know that John Henry Seddon had been residing in Oelrichs, Fall River County, South Dakota United States 57763.
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John Henry Seddon
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John Henry Seddon
Full name
Jack Seddon
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Oelrichs, Fall River County, South Dakota United States 57763
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John Seddon was born on in Plymouth, Pennsylvania United States
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John Seddon died on in Rapid City, South Dakota United States
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John Seddon was born on in Plymouth, Pennsylvania United States
John Seddon died on in Rapid City, South Dakota United States
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at Hillside Cemetery in Oelrichs, Fall River County, South Dakota United States 57763
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at Larksville Presbyterian Church in Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania United States
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Farmer, Grain farmer, Homesteader
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Feb 1842 - May 6, 1907 1842 - 1907
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Nov 28, 1838 - Mar 3, 1893 1838 - 1893

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Jan 16, 1873 - Feb 8, 1955 1873 - 1955
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Dec 18, 1870 - Jan 24, 1951 1870 - 1951
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Nov 8, 1868 - Sep 10, 1953 1868 - 1953

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John Henry Seddon passed away on October 17, 1968 in Rapid City, South Dakota at age 95. He was buried in Hillside Cemetery, Oelrichs, South Dakota. John was born on January 16, 1873 in Plymouth, Pennsylvania. He was born to Agness Belle (Weir) Seddon and Henry John Seddon, with siblings Mathew, Margaret, and Anna.

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In 1873, in the year that John Henry Seddon was born, on May 27th, German archaeologist and businessman Heinrich Schliemann found what he said was "Priam's Treasure" - confirming the existence of ancient Troy. The find in Hissarlik Turkey is still disputed as being a part of Troy.

In 1902, John was 29 years old when the modern air conditioner was invented by Willis H. Carrier. The company that he worked for needed to find a way to control humidity and by solving this problem, Carrier created a system that could be used for cooling the rooms of a house. The Sun Belt thanks him!

In 1929, he was 56 years old when 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.

In 1938, when he was 65 years old, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1968, in the year of John Henry Seddon's passing, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

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