Richard Cumming King

(1888 - 1917)

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Richard Cumming King
1888 - 1917
Born
c. 1888
Death
May 10, 1917
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Richard Cumming King was born c. 1888. He died on May 10, 1917 at 29 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Richard Cumming King
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La Chapelette British And Indian Cemetery Peronne in France
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Service number: 30236
Rank: Private
Regiment: Cameronians (scottish Rifles)
Unit/ship/squadron: 2nd Bn.
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Richard Cumming King died on May 10, 1917 at age 29. He was buried in La Chapelette British And Indian Cemetery Peronne, France. He was born c. 1888. We are unaware of information about Richard's surviving family.

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In 1888, in the year that Richard Cumming King was born, on January 12th, the 'Schoolhouse Blizzard' blanketed Dakota Territory. Montana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Texas were hit, leaving 235 dead. Many of those who perished were children on their way home from school. The day was relatively warm when it began and the blizzard hit unexpectedly, catching most by surprise.

In 1899, by the time he was merely 11 years old, on February 4th, the Philippine–American War began. The Philippines objected to the Treaty of Paris, signed in 1898, that transferred possession of the Philippines from Spain to the U.S. Filipinos began a fight for independence and fighting between U.S. forces and those of the Philippine Republic broke out. On June 2nd, the Philippines officially declared war on the United States.

In 1900, Richard was just 12 years old when artist Henri Matisse, born in 1869 in France, began the fauvist movement. Only lasting a few years in popularity (ending around 1904), fauvism was in many ways the beginning of modern art. Matisse was fond of bright, vibrant colors and used them in his paintings - contrary to the muted use of color previously. While the fauvist movement declined in popularity, Matisse did not and he went on to create many more works of art and even a museum for his work, 2 years before his death in 1954. (In French, les Fauves means "the wild beasts". Matisse and those who followed his example were called "beasts" because of the bold colors that they used in their artwork.)

In 1904, he was 16 years old when the Russo-Japanese war began. The Russian Empire and the Japanese Empire began fighting over the territories of Manchuria and Korea. Russia wanted a warm water port on the Pacific Ocean while Japan feared growing encroachment from Russia into Asia. So the Japan fleet launched a surprise attack on the Russian Navy and a one year war began. President Roosevelt of the United States brokered peace between the two nations. It was the first time in the modern era that an Asian power showed its dominance over a European power.

In 1917, in the year of Richard Cumming King's passing, the U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in January. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders are ineligible to vote for the President of the United States.

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