Joseph Watson (1898 - 1918)

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Joseph Watson
1898 - 1918
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c. 1898
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June 4, 1918
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Joseph Watson was born c. 1898. He died on June 4, 1918 at age 20.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Pernes British Cemetery Ii. E. 48. in France
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Service number: 85068
Rank: Private
Regiment: The King's (liverpool Regiment)
Unit/ship/squadron: 1st/6th Bn.

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Joseph Watson passed away on June 4, 1918 at 20 years of age. He was buried in Pernes British Cemetery Ii. E. 48., France. 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 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, when he was only 2 years old, a massive hurricane, known as the Great Galveston hurricane, hit Galveston Texas. Winds hit up to 145 miles an hour (category 4) and it remains the single most deadly event in U.S. history. Between 6,000 and 12,000 died (most estimates are around 8,000 dead). The population of Galveston at the time was about 36,000 people in 1900.

In 1908, at the age of only 10 years old, Joseph was alive when President Theodore Roosevelt held the White House Conservation Conference, which lead to the establishment of the National Conservation Commission. Preparing the first inventory of the United State's natural resources, the commission was divided into four parts: water, forests, lands, and minerals.

In 1918, in the year of Joseph Watson's passing, following European countries, Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States in March. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. This was a war effort and proved unpopular so in most areas of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ended after World War I. It returned during World War II.

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