John Thompson Pearson (1900 - 1918)

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John Thompson Pearson
1900 - 1918
c. 1900
September 10, 1918
John Thompson Pearson was born c. 1900, and died at age 17 years old on September 10, 1918. John Pearson was buried at Newcastle-upon-tyne (all Saints) Cemetery A. U. 392. in United Kingdom. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember John Thompson Pearson.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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Service number: 142620 Rank: Air Mechanic 2nd Class Regiment: Royal Air Force Unit/ship/squadron: No. Ii Training Depot Sqdn.
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John Pearson passed away at age 17 years old on September 10, 1918, and was buried at Newcastle-upon-tyne (all Saints) Cemetery A. U. 392. in United Kingdom. John Thompson Pearson was born c. 1900. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember John Thompson Pearson.

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John Thompson Pearson lived 53 years shorter than the average Pearson family member when he died at the age of 18.
The average age of a Pearson family member is 71.

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In 1900, in the year that John Thompson Pearson was born, the unemployment rate in the U.S. was 5.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. 31% of all workers were employed in the public service sector, 19% of women were employed (1 percent of all lawyers and 6 percent of physicians were women), 6% of the workforce were children, and 14% of the workforce was "non-white."

In 1910, John was merely 10 years old when Halley's comet, which returns past the earth every 75 - 76 years was observed photographically for the first time. Two fortuitous events occurred - photography had been invented since the last time the comet had passed and the comet was relatively close. There was panic because one astronomer claimed that the gas from its tail "would impregnate the atmosphere and possibly snuff out all life on the planet." People bought gas masks, "anti-comet pills" and "anti-comet umbrellas".

In 1912, John was just 12 years old when the RMS Titanic sank in April. The RMS Titanic was a British built and run passenger liner that was billed as "unsinkable." On its maiden voyage from Southampton England to New York City, carrying about 2,224 passengers and crew - from the wealthiest people in the world to poor emigrants from Europe, the Titanic hit an iceberg. Five of her watertight compartments failed but she was designed to survive only 4 being flooded. She began to sink. There were only enough lifeboats for about half of the passengers so over 1,000 remained behind while "women and children first" were loaded. Over 1500 died, making it the largest maritime disaster in modern history.

In 1914, at the age of merely 14 years old, John was alive when in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

In 1918, in the year of John Thompson Pearson's passing, in July, Russian revolutionaries executed the former Tzar Nicholas II and his immediate family. While it was rumored that two of the children had survived, it was later proven through DNA analysis - when their bodies were found - that the entire family had been killed.


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