Robert W. Harriss

(1899 - 1918)

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Robert W. Harriss
1899 - 1918
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c. 1899
Death
March 24, 1918
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Robert W. Harriss was born c. 1899. He died on March 24, 1918 at 19 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Robert W. Harriss
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Arras Memorial Bay 7. in France
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Service number: g/60457
Rank: Private
Regiment: Middlesex Regiment
Unit/ship/squadron: 21st Bn.
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Robert W. Harriss passed away on March 24, 1918 at age 19. He was buried in Arras Memorial Bay 7., France. He was born c. 1899. There is no information about Robert's immediate family.

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In 1899, in the year that Robert W. Harriss was born, on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

In 1900, Robert was just 1 year 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, Robert was only 10 years old when explorer Robert Peary, a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, claimed to have been the first to have reached the geographic North Pole. His claim has been disputed for over a century - some say that he ended up 60 miles from the North Pole. Peary was the only navigator on his team and he didn't submit his records for public review.

In 1918, in the year of Robert W. Harriss's passing, in January, President Wilson presented his Fourteen Points, which assured citizens that World War I was being fought for a moral cause and outlined a plan for postwar peace in Europe. The only leader of the Allies to present such a plan, the Europeans thought Wilson was being too idealistic. The points included free trade, open agreements, democracy and self-determination. They were based on the research and suggestions of 150 advisors.

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