Robert Smith Clark

(1877 - 1914)

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Robert Smith Clark
1877 - 1914
Born
c. 1877
Death
October 26, 1914
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Robert Smith Clark was born c. 1877. He died on October 26, 1914 at 37 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Robert Smith Clark
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Ypres (menin Gate) Memorial Panel 37. in Belgium
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Service number: 7154
Rank: Private
Regiment: Black Watch (royal Highlanders)
Unit/ship/squadron: 1st Bn.
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Robert Smith Clark died on October 26, 1914 at age 37. He was buried in Ypres (menin Gate) Memorial Panel 37., Belgium. He was born c. 1877. There is no information about Robert's family or relationships.

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In 1877, in the year that Robert Smith Clark was born, on July 14th, strikes and resulting riots began at the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad. A sympathy strike and rioting began in Pittsburgh and a worker's rebellion began in St. Louis, then spread to other cities. 100 people were killed before the strikes ended when President Rutherford B. Hayes sent federal troops to each of the cities involved.

In 1884, at the age of merely 7 years old, Robert was alive when 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 1899, Robert was 22 years old when the meaning of Chinese "oracle bones" was rediscovered. Farmers in China had been turning up the bones in their fields for generations but most often they were ground up and sold as medicine. The chancellor of the Imperial Academy and a friend noticed, before they ground the bones, that they had writing. The bones had been used around the second millennium BC for divination.

In 1907, at the age of 30 years old, Robert was alive when the showman Florenz Ziegfeld introduced his Ziegfeld Follies. Ziegfeld was inspired by the Folies Bergère of Paris and the show was a step up from the then current vaudeville shows. The top entertainers of the time played in the Follies but the stars were the Ziegfeld girls - beautiful chorus girls in elaborate costumes. For almost a quarter of a century, the Ziegfeld follies were the toast of Broadway.

In 1914, in the year of Robert Smith Clark's passing, in August, the Panama Canal opened to traffic. Begun by the French in the 1880's and abandoned, the United States undertook further construction in 1904. After 10 years, and the elimination of malaria carrying mosquitoes (which caused immense delays for the French and the Americans), the 48 mile long artificial waterway - a series of locks - created a shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

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