Joseph Watson (1897 - 1916)

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Joseph Watson
1897 - 1916
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c. 1897
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July 1, 1916
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Joseph Watson was born c. 1897. He died on July 1, 1916 at age 19.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Service number: 1284
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment: Royal Irish Rifles
Unit/ship/squadron: 11th Bn.

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Joseph Watson passed away on July 1, 1916 at 19 years of age. He was buried in Connaught Cemetery Thiepval, France. He was born c. 1897. We are unaware of information about Joseph's immediate family.

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In 1897, in the year that Joseph Watson was born, in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

In 1900, by the time he was just 3 years old, when Floradora opened on Broadway. A huge success in London - opening in 1899 and running for 455 performances - the musical was even more successful in New York - running for 552 performances. The "Floradora girls" were the hit of the show - a "sextette of tall, gorgeous damsels, clad in pink walking costumes, black picture hats and carrying frilly parasols who swished onto the stage and captivated New York for no other reason than they were utterly stunning" ("tall and gorgeous" translated to 5'4"). A sensation, each Floradora girl was said to have married a millionaire.

In 1907, he was merely 10 years old when radiometric dating, a recently discovered technology that could date rocks, found that the earth was 2.2 billion years old which was dramatically older than previously thought. Later refinements and advancements in science would date the age of the earth at over 4.5 billion years.

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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