John Rigby Stewart

(1873 - 1950)

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John Rigby Stewart
1873 - 1950
Born
1873
Amherst, Australia
Death
1950
Wbee, Australia
Last Known Residence
Amherst, Australia
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John Rigby Stewart was born in 1873 in Amherst, Australia. He was born to Tobias Stewart and Jane Payne Stewart. He died in 1950 in Wbee, Australia at 77 years of age.
Updated: July 25, 2019
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John Rigby Stewart died in 1950 in Wbee, Australia at 77 years old. He was born in 1873 in Amherst, Australia. He was born to Tobias Stewart and Jane Payne Stewart.

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In 1873, in the year that John Rigby Stewart was born, on September 18th, the New York stock market crash - due to the failure of a number of banks - began the Panic of 1873. After the boom following the Civil War, the Coinage Act of 1873 and other factors led to the market crash. Thus began the "Long Depression" - also called the "Great Depression" until the 1930's.

In 1902, at the age of 29 years old, John was alive 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 1917, when he was 44 years old, it is believed that a worldwide influenza pandemic began in Asia. By 1920, it is estimated that 50 - 100 million died throughout the world (3 - 5% of the population). In the U.S. alone, 500,000 perished from what came to be called the Spanish Flu or the 1918 flu.

In 1930, John was 57 years old when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1950, in the year of John Rigby Stewart's passing, on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

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