Joshua King

(1888 - 1917)

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Joshua King
1888 - 1917
Born
c. 1888
Death
April 20, 1917
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Joshua King was born c. 1888. He died on April 20, 1917 at 29 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Joshua King
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Arras Memorial Bay 3 And 4. in France
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Service number: 18211
Rank: Private
Regiment: Lincolnshire Regiment
Unit/ship/squadron: 8th Bn.
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Joshua King passed away on April 20, 1917 at 29 years of age. He was buried in Arras Memorial Bay 3 And 4., France. He was born c. 1888. We are unaware of information about Joshua's family or relationships.

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In 1888, in the year that Joshua King was born, on August 7th, the body of a prostitute was found in the Whitechapel section of London. Martha Tabram had been stabbed 39 times - a possible but not confirmed victim of Jack the Ripper. On August 31st, the body of Mary Ann Nichols was found - stabbed and mutilated. On September 8th, the body of Annie Chapman was found - throat slit and disemboweled. On September 30th, Elizabeth Stride, also a prostitute in Whitechapel, was found dead from a slit throat. Within an hour, another body was discovered - Catherine Eddowes'. She was far more savagely murdered and it is thought that the Ripper had more time with her. Then, on November 9th, the body of prostitute Mary Jane Kelly was found in a boarding room in Whitechapel. Considered to be the probable fifth, and last, of Jack the Ripper's victims, Kelly's was the most savage of his murders.

In 1891, Joshua was just 3 years old when on June 25th, in the July issue of The Strand Magazine in London, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes appeared in a series of short stories for the first time. Doyle eventually wrote 4 novels and 56 short stories with Holmes as the main character.

In 1896, by the time he was only 8 years old, on May 18th, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of Plessy v. Ferguson. By a vote of 7 to 1, the Court upheld state racial segregation laws, introducing the idea of "separate but equal" facilities for races.

In 1900, Joshua was merely 12 years old when the Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud published his book (written in 1899) "The Interpretation of Dreams". Sigmund Freud, born Sigismund Schlomo Freud in May of 1856, is the "father of psychoanalysis". Although he was a medical doctor, he was fascinated with the psyche and hypothesized the existence of the id, the ego, the superego, the libido, the unconscious, the Oedipus complex, and more. These are concepts that are still used by modern psychology.

In 1917, in the year of Joshua King's passing, on July 28, between ten and fifteen thousand blacks silently walked down New York City's Fifth Avenue to protest racial discrimination and violence. Lynchings in Waco Texas and hundreds of African-Americans killed in East St. Louis Illinois had sparked the protest. Picket signs said "Mother, do lynchers go to heaven?" "Mr. President, why not make America safe for democracy?" "Thou shalt not kill." "Pray for the Lady Macbeth's of East St. Louis" and "Give us a chance to live."

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c. 1918 - Apr 25, 1942 1918 - 1942
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c. 1926 - Jan 26, 1945 1926 - 1945
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c. 1884 - Oct 4, 1941 1884 - 1941
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c. 1893 - Jun 12, 1942 1893 - 1942
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c. 1924 - May 17, 1944 1924 - 1944
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c. 1919 - Dec 11, 1942 1919 - 1942
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c. 1920 - Jul 5, 1941 1920 - 1941
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c. 1916 - Feb 19, 1943 1916 - 1943
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1916 - Sep 14, 1943 1916 - 1943
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c. 1920 - Jun 7, 1940 1920 - 1940
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c. 1923 - Oct 31, 1944 1923 - 1944
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c. 1925 - Feb 2, 1945 1925 - 1945
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