Robert Walker Gill

(1867 - 1954)

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Robert Walker Gill
1867 - 1954
Born
1867
Death
1954
Box Hill, Australia
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Box Hill, Australia
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Robert Walker Gill was born in 1867. He was born to Robert Gill and Isabella Lo Santilla Gill. He died in 1954 in Box Hill, Australia at age 87.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Robert Walker Gill passed away in 1954 in Box Hill, Australia at 87 years of age. He was born in 1867. He was born to Robert Gill and Isabella Lo Santilla Gill.

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In 1867, in the year that Robert Walker Gill was born, on August 7th through September 20th, the new nation of Canada held its first Federal election. John A. Macdonald's Conservatives won the election.

In 1871, at the age of merely 4 years old, Robert was alive when on October 8th, 4 major fires started on the shores of Lake Michigan - in Chicago (Illinois), Peshtigo (Wisconsin), Holland (Michigan) and Manistee (Michigan). The Chicago fire is the most well known of them because it left almost 100,000 people homeless. But the Peshtigo Fire killed around 2,500 people. The casualty count made it the deadliest fire in US history.

In 1886, Robert was 19 years old when on June 13th, the "Great Vancouver Fire" destroyed most of Vancouver, British Columbia. A small brush fire got out of control and spread to the rest of the city. Dozens of people died and it was only after the fire that money was raised for a fire hall. The local Squamish tribe rescued people who had jumped into bodies of water to escape the conflagration.

In 1931, by the time he was 64 years old, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1954, in the year of Robert Walker Gill's passing, from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

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