Richard Henry King

(1885 - 1917)

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Richard Henry King
1885 - 1917
Born
c. 1885
Death
June 27, 1917
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Richard Henry King was born c. 1885. He died on June 27, 1917 at 32 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Richard Henry King
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Perth Cemetery (china Wall) Ii. K. 10. in Belgium
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Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment: Sherwood Foresters (notts And Derby Regiment)
Unit/ship/squadron: 12th Bn.
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Richard Henry King died on June 27, 1917 at 32 years of age. He was buried in Perth Cemetery (china Wall) Ii. K. 10., Belgium. He was born c. 1885. We are unaware of information about Richard's family or relationships.

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In 1885, in the year that Richard Henry King was born, on January 24th, the Fenians - Irish Nationalists - set off dynamite bombs in the House of Commons chamber, Westminster Hall, and the Tower of London. Four civilians and two policemen were injured.

In 1894, he was just 9 years old when on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

In 1900, he was just 15 years old when when Floradora opened on Broadway. A huge success in London - opening in 1899 and running for 455 performances - the musical was even more successful in New York - running for 552 performances. The "Floradora girls" were the hit of the show - a "sextette of tall, gorgeous damsels, clad in pink walking costumes, black picture hats and carrying frilly parasols who swished onto the stage and captivated New York for no other reason than they were utterly stunning" ("tall and gorgeous" translated to 5'4"). A sensation, each Floradora girl was said to have married a millionaire.

In 1909, at the age of 24 years old, Richard was alive when the New York Times published the first movie review. It was a report on D.W. Griffith's movie "Pippa Passes" also called "The Song of Conscience", a silent film. The review said that this work was moving away from "lurid material that attracted the wrath of censors and concerned citizens and toward more respectable ends. The movie was the story of a young female factory worker, on her day off, wandering and singing - thus changing the hearts of those around her towards good.

In 1917, in the year of Richard Henry King's passing, Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari was convicted and executed as a German spy. Since Mata Hari, born Margaretha Geertruida "Margreet" MacLeod, was a citizen of the Netherlands (which remained neutral in World War 1), she could travel freely in Europe. Her travels (and her romantic entanglements) raised suspicion and she was arrested by the French and found guilty. There is still controversy about her guilt although her name has become synonymous with a seductive female spy.

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c. 1901 - Dec 3, 1940 1901 - 1940
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c. 1895 - Nov 30, 1917 1895 - 1917
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c. 1922 - Dec 2, 1942 1922 - 1942
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c. 1914 - Feb 8, 1944 1914 - 1944
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