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John Newlands (1894 - 1916)

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John Newlands
1894 - 1916
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c. 1894
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May 14, 1916
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John Newlands was born c. 1894. He died on May 14, 1916 at 22 years of age.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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Service number: 15980 Rank: Private Regiment: King's Own Scottish Borderers Unit/ship/squadron: 8th Bn.
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John Newlands died on May 14, 1916 at age 22. he was buried in Loos Memorial Panel 53 To 56., France. He was born c. 1894. There is no information about John's surviving family.
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1894 - 1916 World Events

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In 1894, in the year that John Newlands was born, on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

In 1900, when he was merely 6 years old, Carrie Chapman Catt succeeded Susan B. Anthony as the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. NAWSA was created by Anthony in 1890 in order to fight for the right of women to vote in the United States. Membership in NAWSA began at 7,000 and in the decades of the struggle - women didn't get the right to vote until 1920 - membership rose to 2 million.

In 1909, he was merely 15 years old when William Howard Taft became the 27th President of the United States on March 4th. Previously Secretary of War, Judge on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Solicitor General of the U.S., and Governor of both the Philippines and Cuba, Taft was the only President who went on to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

In 1916, in the year of John Newlands'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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