Joseph Watson (1882 - 1916)

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Joseph Watson
1882 - 1916
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c. 1882
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July 1, 1916
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Joseph Watson was born c. 1882. He died on July 1, 1916 at 34 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Service number: 2688
Rank: Private
Regiment: Highland Light Infantry
Unit/ship/squadron: c Coy. 17th Bn.

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Joseph Watson died on July 1, 1916 at age 34. He was buried in Serre Road Cemetery No.2 Ix. E. 14., France. He was born c. 1882. We have no information about Joseph's family or relationships.

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In 1882, in the year that Joseph Watson was born, on March 22nd, the Edmunds Act - passed by Congress - made polygamy a felony. The Act also banned "bigamous" relationships and "unlawful cohabitation", making it illegal for polygamists and those who simply lived together without marrying to vote, be on a jury, or hold a public office.

In 1894, at the age of merely 12 years old, Joseph was alive when on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

In 1899, Joseph was 17 years old when the meaning of Chinese "oracle bones" was rediscovered. Farmers in China had been turning up the bones in their fields for generations but most often they were ground up and sold as medicine. The chancellor of the Imperial Academy and a friend noticed, before they ground the bones, that they had writing. The bones had been used around the second millennium BC for divination.

In 1901, Joseph was 19 years old when John Pierpont "J. P." Morgan created U.S. Steel. J.P. Morgan was an American banker and financier who dominated U.S. business at this time. He had previously overseen the creation of General Electric, as well as International Harvester and AT&T. He has been referred to as America's greatest banker. U.S. Steel was the first billion dollar company in the world, worth $1.4 billion in 1901.

In 1916, in the year of Joseph Watson'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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