John Reginald Lear (1888 - 1918)

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John Reginald Lear
1888 - 1918
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1888
Natimuk, Australia
Death
1918
Horsham, Australia
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Natimuk, Australia
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John Reginald Lear was born in 1888 in Natimuk, Australia. He is the child of John Lear and Matilda Louisa (Urbhans) Lear. According to his family tree, he married Ruby Ellen Leith. He died in 1918 in Horsham, Australia at 30 years old.
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John Reginald Lear died in 1918 in Horsham, Australia at 30 years old. He was born in 1888 in Natimuk, Australia. He is the child of John Lear and Matilda Louisa (Urbhans) Lear. According to his family tree, he married Ruby Ellen Leith.

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In 1888, in the year that John Reginald Lear was born, on January 12th, the 'Schoolhouse Blizzard' blanketed Dakota Territory. Montana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Texas were hit, leaving 235 dead. Many of those who perished were children on their way home from school. The day was relatively warm when it began and the blizzard hit unexpectedly, catching most by surprise.

In 1895, at the age of only 7 years old, John was alive when on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

In 1899, he was merely 11 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 1906, he was 18 years old when author Upton Sinclair exposed the public-health threat of the meat-packing industry in his book The Jungle. While his intent was to show the lives of exploited lives of immigrants in Chicago and other industrialized cities, most people were horrified by how the meat that ended up on their tables was handled. There was such an outcry that legislation was passed to regulate meat packing. Sinclair said " "I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach."

In 1918, in the year of John Reginald Lear's passing, federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

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