Percy Gilbert Dobson

(1884 - 1959)

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Percy Gilbert Dobson
1884 - 1959
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1884
Scor, Australia
Death
1959
Heidelberg, Australia
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Heidelberg, Australia
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Percy Gilbert Dobson was born in 1884 in Scor, Australia. He was born to Emily Harr (Street) Dobson, with sibling Thomas. He died in 1959 in Heidelberg, Australia at age 75.
Updated: July 29, 2019
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Percy Gilbert Dobson passed away in 1959 in Heidelberg, Australia at 75 years of age. He was born in 1884 in Scor, Australia. He was born to Emily Harr (Street) Dobson, with sibling Thomas.

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In 1884, in the year that Percy Gilbert Dobson was born, on May 1st, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions - a US association - first resolved that "eight hours shall constitute a legal day's labour from and after May 1, 1886, and that we recommend to labour organisations throughout this jurisdiction that they so direct their laws as to conform to this resolution by the time named." Previously, workdays would consist of 10 to 16 hours a day - 6 days a week. It would take years before the 8 hour workday became common practice - and longer before it became a law.

In 1902, he was 18 years old when about 150 thousand United Mine Workers went on strike in eastern Pennsylvania for a wage increase and more suitable hours. They eventually got a 10% raise and their workday was reduced from 10 hours to 9. Because winter was coming and most people at the time heated their homes with coal, President Teddy Roosevelt arbitrated between the owners and the workers - the first time that the Federal government arbitrated in a strike.

In 1919, Percy was 35 years old when on January 6th, President Theodore Roosevelt died. Having gone to bed the previous night after being treated for breathing problems, the ex-President died in his sleep from a clot that had traveled to his lungs. He was 60. After a simple service, Roosevelt was buried on a hillside overlooking Oyster Bay.

In 1929, at the age of 45 years old, Percy was alive when American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

In 1959, in the year of Percy Gilbert Dobson's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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