Joseph Watson (1898 - 1917)

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Joseph Watson
1898 - 1917
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c. 1898
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October 26, 1917
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Joseph Watson was born c. 1898. He died on October 26, 1917 at 19 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Tyne Cot Memorial Panel 85 To 86. in Belgium
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Service number: 33442
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: Border Regiment
Unit/ship/squadron: 2nd Bn.

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Joseph Watson passed away on October 26, 1917 at 19 years old. He was buried in Tyne Cot Memorial Panel 85 To 86., Belgium. He was born c. 1898. We are unaware of information about Joseph's family.

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In 1898, in the year that Joseph Watson was born, on March 24th, Robert Allison of Pennsylvania became the first person to buy an American-built car. He bought a Winton, which he had seen in an advertisement in Scientific American. The Winton, built in Ohio, was made by hand and came with a leather roof, padded seats, gas lamps, and tires made by B.F. Goodrich.

In 1900, when he was merely 2 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 1904, by the time he was merely 6 years old, the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

In 1917, in the year of Joseph Watson's passing, the NHL (National Hockey League) was established as a response to the demise of the National Hockey Association (NHA). The first superstar of the League was "Phantom" Joe Malone of the Montreal Canadiens, a leading scorer with records that still stand. The Canadiens won the NHL championship over the Senators.

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