Joseph Watson (1888 - 1916)

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Joseph Watson
1888 - 1916
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c. 1888
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May 31, 1916
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Joseph Watson was born c. 1888. He died on May 31, 1916 at 28 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Service number: m/17929
Rank: Shipwright 2nd Class
Regiment: Royal Navy
Unit/ship/squadron: h.m.s. invincible.

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Joseph Watson passed away on May 31, 1916 at 28 years of age. He was buried in Portsmouth Naval Memorial 20., United Kingdom. He was born c. 1888. We are unaware of information about Joseph's family or relationships.

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In 1888, in the year that Joseph Watson was born, Irishman John Robert Gregg published a pamphlet in the U.S., teaching his first version of shorthand - Gregg shorthand. When he improved on the first version and published it 5 years later, Gregg shorthand became popular.

In 1898, when he was merely 10 years old, on February 15th, the USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana harbor. The reason for the explosion has never been found, but it killed 266 men. "Remember the Maine" became a rallying cry and precipitated the United States' declaration of war on Spain two months later - the beginning of the Spanish-American War. On December 10th, the war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty gave the U.S. Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam - for $20 million - and, temporarily, Cuba.

In 1900, at the age of just 12 years old, Joseph was alive when the U.S. helped put down Boxer Rebellion. The Boxer Rebellion took place in China, where the presence of "outsiders" (foreigners) was resented. The United States, along with Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, and Russia, had business interests in China and these countries all sent troops to put down the Rebellion and keep China open to their presence and to Christian missionaries.

In 1903, by the time he was just 15 years old, the book The Souls of Black Folk, written by W. E. B. Du Bois, was published. Containing several essays on the African-American experience in America, much of the book was based on Du Bois' own life. The book was one of the very early works in the science of sociology.

In 1916, in the year of Joseph Watson's passing, suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

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