Kenneth Charles Forrester Watson (1896 - 1918)

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Kenneth Charles Forrester Watson
1896 - 1918
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c. 1896
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April 12, 1918
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Kenneth Charles Forrester Watson was born c. 1896. He died on April 12, 1918 at age 22.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Kenneth Charles Forrester Watson died on April 12, 1918 at 22 years old. He was buried in Ploegsteert Memorial Panel 6 And 7., Belgium. He was born c. 1896. We have no information about Kenneth's family or relationships.

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In 1896, in the year that Kenneth Charles Forrester Watson was born, on January 28th, the first ticket for speeding - called "furious driving" - was issued. Walter Arnold of Kent England was fined 1 shilling plus costs - for going 8 mph. The speed limit was 2 mph.

In 1900, he was only 4 years old when the U.S. population exceeded 75 million, rising about 13 million from the 1890 census. 87.9% of the population was white, 11.6% was African-American, 0.7% was Hispanic, and 0.5% was Native American, Asian, and other minorities.

In 1903, he was merely 7 years old when two brothers, Orville and Wilbur Wright, flew the first powered heavier-than-air plane. They flew 4 times in one day - the longest flight lasting 59 seconds and a little over 852 feet. While the brothers had notified several newspapers of their attempt, only one - a local paper - covered it. After their 4th flight, a gust of wind caught the plane, turned it over, and totaled it.

In 1918, in the year of Kenneth Charles Forrester 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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