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Laurence Hopetow Jackson (1890 - 1959)

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Laurence Hopetow Jackson
1890 - 1959
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1890
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1959
Fitzroy, Australia
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Fitzroy, Australia
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Laurence Hopetow Jackson was born in 1890. He is the child of Frederick Wi Jackson and Elizabeth White Jackson. He died in 1959 in Fitzroy, Australia at 69 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Laurence Hopetow Jackson passed away in 1959 in Fitzroy, Australia at 69 years old. He was born in 1890. He is the child of Frederick Wi Jackson and Elizabeth White Jackson.
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In 1890, in the year that Laurence Hopetow Jackson was born, on June 1st, the U.S. Census Bureau started tabulating census returns with punch cards. Herman Hollerith's "tabulating machine" used punch cards to more quickly compute census information, taking the time to get census results from 8 years in 1880 to 6 years for the 1890 census. Hollerith's company eventually became IBM.

In 1906, Laurence was 16 years old when abolitionist and suffragette leader Susan B. Anthony died, before women's right to vote nationally was realized (in 1920). She, along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, founded the National American Woman Suffrage Association which later became the League of Women Voters. She died at the age of 86 of heart failure and pneumonia in her home in New York.

In 1937, he was 47 years old when on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1944, at the age of 54 years old, Laurence was alive when on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

In 1959, in the year of Laurence Hopetow Jackson's passing, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

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