Joseph Wesson

(1895 - 1916)

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Joseph Wesson
1895 - 1916
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c. 1895
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February 17, 1916
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Joseph Wesson was born c. 1895. He died on February 17, 1916 at 21 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Service number: 13489
Rank: Private
Regiment: South Staffordshire Regiment
Unit/ship/squadron: 8th Bn.
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Joseph Wesson died on February 17, 1916 at 21 years old. He was buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery Viii. D. 54., France. He was born c. 1895. We have no information about Joseph's family or relationships.

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In 1895, in the year that Joseph Wesson was born, on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

In 1900, at the age of just 5 years old, Joseph was alive when 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 1906, Joseph was merely 11 years old when Finland became the first European country to give women the vote and to allow them to run for political office. (Women in Australia and New Zealand already had that right but couldn't run for office.) Although Finland belonged to the Russian Empire, there was great unrest and the Tsar wanted to broker a quick peace. As a part of the brokered peace, women got the vote.

In 1916, in the year of Joseph Wesson's passing, visiting nurse Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. at 46 Amboy St. in Brooklyn New York. Ten days after the clinic opened, Sanger was arrested for "violating laws against giving out birth control information" which was defined as obscenity. The clinic was not handing out birth control - just information about sex and birth control methods. (The Comstock law categorized information about abortion, family planning, and contraception as “obscene”.) The clinics and organizations that Sanger established later evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

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