Joseph Watson (1890 - 1916)

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Joseph Watson
1890 - 1916
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c. 1890
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September 14, 1916
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Joseph Watson was born c. 1890. He died on September 14, 1916 at 26 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Thiepval Memorial Pier And Face 2 A 2 C And 2 D. in France
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Service number: 12507
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (prince Of Wales's Own)
Unit/ship/squadron: 9th Bn.

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Joseph Watson passed away on September 14, 1916 at age 26. He was buried in Thiepval Memorial Pier And Face 2 A 2 C And 2 D., France. He was born c. 1890. There is no information about Joseph's family.

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In 1890, in the year that Joseph Watson was born, on July 3rd, Idaho became the 43rd state in the United States. On July 10th, Wyoming became the 44th state.

In 1900, when he was only 10 years old, artist Henri Matisse, born in 1869 in France, began the fauvist movement. Only lasting a few years in popularity (ending around 1904), fauvism was in many ways the beginning of modern art. Matisse was fond of bright, vibrant colors and used them in his paintings - contrary to the muted use of color previously. While the fauvist movement declined in popularity, Matisse did not and he went on to create many more works of art and even a museum for his work, 2 years before his death in 1954. (In French, les Fauves means "the wild beasts". Matisse and those who followed his example were called "beasts" because of the bold colors that they used in their artwork.)

In 1908, he was 18 years old when the Federal Bureau of Investigation was established as the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States; it simultaneously served as the nation's prime federal law enforcement agency. Stanley Finch was the first Chief (now called Director).

In 1916, in the year of Joseph Watson's passing, in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

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