Robert James French (1885 - 1916)

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Robert James French
1885 - 1916
updated February 06, 2019
Robert James French was born around 1885. He died on July 2, 1916 at 31 years old.

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Robert James French Biography

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Robert James French

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Robert

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James

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Male

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Thiepval Memorial Pier And Face 15 A And 15 B., in France

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Service number: 398
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment: Royal Irish Rifles
Unit/ship/squadron: a Coy. 8th Bn.

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Robert James French passed away on July 2, 1916 at 31 years of age. He was buried in Thiepval Memorial Pier And Face 15 A And 15 B., France. He was born around 1885. There is no information about Robert's family or relationships.
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1885 - 1916 World Events

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In 1885, in the year that Robert James French was born, on February 16th, the first Dow Jones Industrial Average was published by Charles Dow, who also founded the Wall Street Journal. The index was 62.76. It represented 12 stocks - American Cotton Oil, American Sugar, American Tobacco, Chicago Gas, Distilling & Cattle Feeding, General Electric, Laclede Gas, National Lead, North American, Tennessee Coal and Iron, U.S. Leather pfd. and U.S. Rubber.

In 1892, when he was merely 7 years old, on January 1st, Ellis Island opened to process immigrants. 700 passed through on the first day - in the first year, 450,000 were processed. The processing center was originally a 3 story wooden building - with outbuildings - that burned down a few years later.

In 1896, by the time he was merely 11 years old, on August 17th, the first pedestrian v car fatality occurred in Great Britain. Bridget Driscoll, age 44, was walking with her family on the grounds of The Crystal Palace in London when she was hit by a car driven by Arthur James Edsall. Edsall claimed to be going 4.5 mph and Driscoll's death was ruled an "accidental death" after an inquest.

In 1908, Robert was 23 years old when a mysterious Siberian explosion leveled over 770 square miles of forest. There were no human casualties. Explanations of the explosion have included a comet, meteorite, natural atomic explosion, or a crashed UFO. Although it is called an impact event - the largest one in recorded earth history - there is no crater and it is widely thought that the explosion was caused by a meteor exploding 3 to 6 miles above the earth.

In 1916, in the year of Robert James French's passing, suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

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Other Robert Frenches

Robert Ralph French
around 1886 - Sep 4, 1918
Robert Neal French
around 1914 - Mar 27, 1944
Robert Mason Jackson French
around 1893 - Feb 19, 1916
Robert Macleod French
around 1887 - Jul 13, 1916
Robert James French
around 1867 - Nov 2, 1915

Other Frenches

Robert James French
around 1867 - Nov 2, 1915
Robert Macleod French
around 1887 - Jul 13, 1916
Robert Mason Jackson French
around 1893 - Feb 19, 1916
Robert Neal French
around 1914 - Mar 27, 1944
Robert Ralph French
around 1886 - Sep 4, 1918
Robert Richard French
Died: May 30, 1940
Robert William French
around 1919 - Dec 17, 1940
Roderick Gordon French
around 1919 - Mar 18, 1945
Ronald French
around 1914 - Feb 18, 1944
Ronald Charles French
around 1916 - Jun 8, 1941
Ronald Frederick French
around 1917 - Jul 19, 1945
Ronald James French
around 1922 - Jan 10, 1941
Ronald Maurice French
around 1919 - May 24, 1941
Ronald Peter French
around 1923 - Mar 7, 1943
Ronald Ralph French
around 1931 - Apr 16, 1941
Ronald Walter Sweeting French
around 1905 - Dec 15, 1942
Ronald Wilfred French
around 1923 - Apr 23, 1944
Roy Howard French
around 1915 - Jul 16, 1944
Roy William French
around 1920 - Nov 18, 1940
Rupert Charles Connaught French
around 1909 - Nov 23, 1940

Other Bios

Robert James French
around 1867 - Nov 2, 1915
Robert Macleod French
around 1887 - Jul 13, 1916
Robert Mason Jackson French
around 1893 - Feb 19, 1916
Robert Neal French
around 1914 - Mar 27, 1944
Robert Ralph French
around 1886 - Sep 4, 1918
Robert Richard French
Died: May 30, 1940
Robert William French
around 1919 - Dec 17, 1940
Roderick Gordon French
around 1919 - Mar 18, 1945
Ronald French
around 1914 - Feb 18, 1944
Ronald Charles French
around 1916 - Jun 8, 1941
Ronald Frederick French
around 1917 - Jul 19, 1945
Ronald James French
around 1922 - Jan 10, 1941
Ronald Maurice French
around 1919 - May 24, 1941
Ronald Peter French
around 1923 - Mar 7, 1943
Ronald Ralph French
around 1931 - Apr 16, 1941
Ronald Walter Sweeting French
around 1905 - Dec 15, 1942
Ronald Wilfred French
around 1923 - Apr 23, 1944
Roy Howard French
around 1915 - Jul 16, 1944
Roy William French
around 1920 - Nov 18, 1940
Rupert Charles Connaught French
around 1909 - Nov 23, 1940
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