John James Lear (1829 - 1899)

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John James Lear
1829 - 1899
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1829
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1899
Tarraville, Australia
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Tarraville, Australia
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John James Lear was born in 1829. He was born to Lear William Lear and Connor Lear. He died in 1899 in Tarraville, Australia at 70 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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John James Lear died in 1899 in Tarraville, Australia at age 70. He was born in 1829. He was born to Lear William Lear and Connor Lear.

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In 1829, in the year that John James Lear was born, on March 4th, Andrew Jackson was sworn in as the seventh President of the United States. His wife, Rachel, had died 10 weeks before - Jackson blamed the slurs of his opponents for her illness and death and said "May God Almighty forgive her murderers, I never can."

In 1837, at the age of merely 8 years old, John was alive when on January 26th, Michigan became the 26th state admitted to the United States. Previously part of the Northwest Territory, the area bordered four of the five Great Lakes. The Erie Canal opened up the area, bringing settlers and therefore statehood.

In 1860, when he was 31 years old, on April 3rd, the Pony Express began its first delivery from St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California. The trip took 10 days and the riders carried 49 letters, five telegrams, and newspapers for San Francisco and other cities along the way.

In 1883, when he was 54 years old, on July 4th, the first rodeo in the world was held in Pecos, Texas - according to its citizens. In the towns of Prescott and Payson Arizona, the same claim is made. All of these were gatherings of local cowboys, showing off their skills - no matter who was first.

In 1899, in the year of John James Lear's passing, 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.

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