Richard Henry Carter

(1884 - 1916)

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Richard Henry Carter
1884 - 1916
Born
c. 1884
Death
September 25, 1916
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Richard Henry Carter was born c. 1884. He died on September 25, 1916 at 32 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Richard Henry Carter
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Thiepval Memorial Pier And Face 5 D. in France
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Service number: g/2478
Rank: Private
Regiment: The Buffs (east Kent Regiment)
Unit/ship/squadron: d Coy. 1st Bn.
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Richard Henry Carter died on September 25, 1916 at 32 years of age. He was buried in Thiepval Memorial Pier And Face 5 D., France. He was born c. 1884. We have no information about Richard's surviving family.

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In 1884, in the year that Richard Henry Carter 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 1890, at the age of only 6 years old, Richard was alive when on December 29th, the Wounded Knee Massacre occurred in South Dakota on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation . The U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment said that they rode into the Lakota camp "trying to disarm" the inhabitants. One person, Black Coyote - who was deaf - held onto his rifle, saying that he paid a lot of money for it. Shots rang out and by the end at least 153 Lakota Sioux - some estimates say 300 - and 25 troops had died. The site of the massacre is a National Historic Landmark.

In 1898, he was merely 14 years old when magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company controlled 84% of the oil and pipelines in the United States. Rockefeller grew Standard Oil through the merger of several other small oil companies throughout the U.S., creating a monopoly.

In 1904, Richard was 20 years old when the United States acquired the Panama Canal Zone. Now an unincorporated territory of the U.S., the Canal Zone had been previously held by the French, who were constructing a canal. The U.S. took over the construction of the Panama Canal and it was finally finished in 1914, when it was opened to commercial shipping. The United States held the Canal Zone until 1979.

In 1916, in the year of Richard Henry Carter's passing, the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

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c. 1869 - May 31, 1917 1869 - 1917
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c. 1886 - Nov 12, 1915 1886 - 1915
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c. 1881 - Nov 7, 1917 1881 - 1917
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c. 1902 - Jul 16, 1940 1902 - 1940
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c. 1900 - Nov 2, 1917 1900 - 1917
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c. 1937 - Sep 30, 1940 1937 - 1940
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c. 1925 - Oct 4, 1944 1925 - 1944
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c. 1912 - May 19, 1940 1912 - 1940
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c. 1878 - Apr 12, 1917 1878 - 1917
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c. 1906 - Mar 22, 1941 1906 - 1941
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c. 1876 - May 29, 1919 1876 - 1919
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c. 1894 - Sep 3, 1916 1894 - 1916
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c. 1893 - May 20, 1916 1893 - 1916
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c. 1892 - Mar 17, 1916 1892 - 1916
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c. 1896 - May 13, 1918 1896 - 1918
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Unknown - Apr 28, 1917 ? - 1917
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c. 1887 - Nov 13, 1914 1887 - 1914
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c. 1914 - Jan 27, 1941 1914 - 1941

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c. 1869 - May 31, 1917 1869 - 1917
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c. 1886 - Nov 12, 1915 1886 - 1915
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c. 1881 - Nov 7, 1917 1881 - 1917
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c. 1902 - Jul 16, 1940 1902 - 1940
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c. 1900 - Nov 2, 1917 1900 - 1917
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c. 1937 - Sep 30, 1940 1937 - 1940
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c. 1925 - Oct 4, 1944 1925 - 1944
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c. 1912 - May 19, 1940 1912 - 1940
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c. 1878 - Apr 12, 1917 1878 - 1917
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c. 1906 - Mar 22, 1941 1906 - 1941
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c. 1876 - May 29, 1919 1876 - 1919
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c. 1894 - Sep 3, 1916 1894 - 1916
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c. 1893 - May 20, 1916 1893 - 1916
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c. 1892 - Mar 17, 1916 1892 - 1916
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c. 1896 - May 13, 1918 1896 - 1918
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Unknown - Apr 28, 1917 ? - 1917
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Unknown - Oct 4, 1915 ? - 1915
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Unknown - Aug 24, 1915 ? - 1915
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c. 1887 - Nov 13, 1914 1887 - 1914
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c. 1914 - Jan 27, 1941 1914 - 1941
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