Joseph Watson (1886 - 1918)

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Joseph Watson
1886 - 1918
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c. 1886
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August 19, 1918
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Joseph Watson was born c. 1886. He died on August 19, 1918 at 32 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Service number: 43404
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: Royal Scots
Unit/ship/squadron: 11th Bn.

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Joseph Watson died on August 19, 1918 at 32 years of age. He was buried in Le Peuplier Military Cemetery Caestre, France. He was born c. 1886. There is no information about Joseph's immediate family.

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In 1886, in the year that Joseph Watson was born, on October 28th, President Grover Cleveland officially dedicated the Statue of Liberty. A gift from France, the base for the statue had been built using donations from the American public. The unplanned but enthusiastic celebration after the dedication led to the first ticker tape parade.

In 1893, by the time he was only 7 years old, on November 7th, the women of Colorado were given the right to vote via a state referendum. Fifty-five percent of voters turned out and the referendum passed with 35,798 voting in favor and 29,551 voting against.

In 1894, by the time he was only 8 years old, on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

In 1903, when he was 17 years old, the United States Department of Commerce and Labor was created by President Theodore Roosevelt to control the excesses of big business. Renamed the Department of Commerce 10 years later, many departments concerned with workers were transferred to the Department of Labor at that time. Another spin-off, the Bureau of Corporations, became the Federal Trade Commission.

In 1918, in the year of Joseph Watson's passing, on November 1, an elevated train on the Brooklyn line of the subway - driven by an inexperienced operator because of a strike - tried to navigate a turn at 30mph. The limit on the curve was 6 mph. The 2nd and 3rd cars of the 5 car wooden train were badly damaged and at least 93 people were killed, making it the deadliest crash in New York subway history.

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