Josiah King

(1893 - 1917)

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Josiah King
1893 - 1917
Born
c. 1893
Death
May 1, 1917
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Josiah King was born c. 1893. He died on May 1, 1917 at 24 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Josiah King
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Arras Memorial Bay 4 And 5. in France
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Service number: 14411
Rank: Private
Regiment: East Yorkshire Regiment
Unit/ship/squadron: 8th Bn.
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Josiah King died on May 1, 1917 at 24 years old. He was buried in Arras Memorial Bay 4 And 5., France. He was born c. 1893. We are unaware of information about Josiah's surviving family.

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In 1893, in the year that Josiah King was born, on March 4th, Grover Cleveland became the 24th President of the United States. On July 1st, President Cleveland was operated on for a non-cancerous tumor in his mouth. He chose to have the operation secretly because he didn't want to worsen the financial depression that was occurring at the time.

In 1900, when he was merely 7 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 1901, at the age of only 8 years old, Josiah was alive when John Pierpont "J. P." Morgan created U.S. Steel. J.P. Morgan was an American banker and financier who dominated U.S. business at this time. He had previously overseen the creation of General Electric, as well as International Harvester and AT&T. He has been referred to as America's greatest banker. U.S. Steel was the first billion dollar company in the world, worth $1.4 billion in 1901.

In 1917, in the year of Josiah King's passing, Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari was convicted and executed as a German spy. Since Mata Hari, born Margaretha Geertruida "Margreet" MacLeod, was a citizen of the Netherlands (which remained neutral in World War 1), she could travel freely in Europe. Her travels (and her romantic entanglements) raised suspicion and she was arrested by the French and found guilty. There is still controversy about her guilt although her name has become synonymous with a seductive female spy.

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