Joseph Watson (1872 - 1918)

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Joseph Watson
1872 - 1918
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c. 1872
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August 21, 1918
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Joseph Watson was born c. 1872. He died on August 21, 1918 at age 46.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Regiment: Mercantile Marine
Unit/ship/squadron: s.s. the Stewart's Court (sunderland)

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Joseph Watson passed away on August 21, 1918 at 46 years of age. He was buried in Tower Hill Memorial, United Kingdom. He was born c. 1872. We have no information about Joseph's immediate family.

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In 1872, in the year that Joseph Watson was born, on March 1st, Yellowstone National Park became the first national park in the U.S. and perhaps the world's first national park. Established by Congress and signed into law by President Grant, Yellowstone is one of the most spectacular areas in the U.S., filled with natural wonders and wildlife.

In 1887, Joseph was merely 15 years old when on May 9th, Buffalo Bill's Wild West show opened in London. Founded in 1883, the show was attended - twice - by Queen Victoria and adored by audiences who thrilled to his fanciful acts portraying life in the "Wild West."

In 1890, when he was 18 years old, on June 1st, the U.S. Census Bureau started tabulating census returns with punch cards. Herman Hollerith's "tabulating machine" used punch cards to more quickly compute census information, taking the time to get census results from 8 years in 1880 to 6 years for the 1890 census. Hollerith's company eventually became IBM.

In 1905, by the time he was 33 years old, federal spending was $0.57 billion, unemployment was 4.3%, and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. Current U.S. government spending is $4.268 trillion.

In 1918, in the year of Joseph Watson's passing, in January, President Wilson presented his Fourteen Points, which assured citizens that World War I was being fought for a moral cause and outlined a plan for postwar peace in Europe. The only leader of the Allies to present such a plan, the Europeans thought Wilson was being too idealistic. The points included free trade, open agreements, democracy and self-determination. They were based on the research and suggestions of 150 advisors.

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