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Richard Pelham Collins (1890 - 1914)

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Richard Pelham Collins
1890 - 1914
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c. 1890
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November 1, 1914
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Richard Pelham Collins was born c. 1890. He died on November 1, 1914 at 24 years old.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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Service number: 2207 Rank: Private Regiment: London Regiment (london Scottish) Unit/ship/squadron: 1st/14th Bn.
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Richard Pelham Collins passed away on November 1, 1914 at 24 years old. He was buried in Ypres (menin Gate) Memorial Panel 54., Belgium. He was born c. 1890. We have no information about Richard's family or relationships.
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In 1890, in the year that Richard Pelham Collins was born, on July 3rd, Idaho became the 43rd state in the United States. On July 10th, Wyoming became the 44th state.

In 1900, when he was only 10 years old, the unemployment rate in the U.S. was 5.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. 31% of all workers were employed in the public service sector, 19% of women were employed (1 percent of all lawyers and 6 percent of physicians were women), 6% of the workforce were children, and 14% of the workforce was "non-white."

In 1907, he was 17 years old when radiometric dating, a recently discovered technology that could date rocks, found that the earth was 2.2 billion years old which was dramatically older than previously thought. Later refinements and advancements in science would date the age of the earth at over 4.5 billion years.

In 1914, in the year of Richard Pelham Collins's passing, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. Anna Jarvis had championed a Mother's Day for years but Congress had joked a few years earlier that then they would have to proclaim a "Mother-in-law's Day" as well. The President who championed a woman's right to vote also created a day in their honor.

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