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Robert Menzies Adamson (1884 - 1917)

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Robert Menzies Adamson
1884 - 1917
Born
September 1884
7 EASTSIDE, in KIRKINTILLOCH, East Dunbartonshire County, Scotland
Death
October 10, 1917
Belgium
Last Known Residence
28 Storie St, in Paisley, Renfrewshire County, United Kingdom PA1 2AP
Summary
Robert Menzies Adamson was born in September 1884 in KIRKINTILLOCH, Scotland. He is the child of James Adamson and Mary (Menzies) Adamson, with siblings John, James, Susan, and Jenny. According to his family tree, Robert was father to 5 children. He married Maggie (Wood) Adamson, and they had children Isabella Adamson, Robert Menzies Adamson, and Archibald Law Adamson. He was the parent of Isabella Adamson, and Robert Menzies Adamson with an unlisted spouse. He died on October 10, 1917 in Belgium at 33 years of age. We know that Robert Menzies Adamson had been residing in 28 Storie St, in Paisley, Renfrewshire County, United Kingdom PA1 2AP.
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28 Storie St, in Paisley, Renfrewshire County, United Kingdom PA1 2AP
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Robert Adamson was born in at 7 EASTSIDE, in KIRKINTILLOCH, East Dunbartonshire County, Scotland
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Robert Adamson died on in Belgium
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KILLED IN ACTION WW1 WHILE SERVING WITH THE 1ST BATTALION SCOTS GUARDS PASCHENDALE
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Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, Panel 10. in Zonnebeke, Arrondissement Ieper County, West Flanders Belgium
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WHITE SCOTTISH

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SCOTLAND UNITED KINGDOM
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HIGH STANDARD PUBLISHED POET

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CHURCH OF SCOTLAND

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COAL MINER BOARD LOCH COLLIERY TWECHAR BATH MOULDER ROYAL DOUTON PAISLEY

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Service number: 13404 Rank: Private Regiment: Scots Guards Unit/ship/squadron: 1st Bn.
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KILSYTH JOURNAL 27TH OCTOBER 1917
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In 1884, in the year that Robert Menzies Adamson 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 1895, he was just 11 years old when on March 15th, in County Tipperary, Ireland, Michael Cleary killed his wife of 8 years, Bridget, and burned her body. His defense was that his "wife" was a changeling that was left in his real wife's place when she was abducted by fairies. He was nonetheless convicted and imprisoned for manslaughter. He spent 15 years in prison.

In 1897, at the age of only 13 years old, Robert was alive when on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

In 1903, when he was 19 years old, the first World Series of American baseball was played between October 1st and 13th. The Boston Americans of the American League played the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League. Boston came back from a three game to one deficit, winning the final four games to capture the title - such a large comeback wouldn't be repeated by a team until 1925. (A total of eight games were played.)

In 1917, in the year of Robert Menzies Adamson's passing, Russian government offices were seized and the Romanov's Winter Palace was stormed in the Russian February and October Revolutions. The February revolution resulted in the abdication of Tsar Nicholas and a coalition of the Parliament and workers parties taking control of the government. The October revolution resulted in Lenin and the Bolsheviks taking complete control.

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