Samuel Gourley (1894 - 1915)

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Samuel Gourley
1894 - 1915
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c. 1894
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January 13, 1915
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Samuel Gourley was born c. 1894. He died on January 13, 1915 at 21 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Portsmouth Naval Memorial 10. in United Kingdom
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Service number: clyde 3/2177
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Unit/ship/squadron: h.m.s. viknor.

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Samuel Gourley died on January 13, 1915 at 21 years of age. He was buried in Portsmouth Naval Memorial 10., United Kingdom. He was born c. 1894. We are unaware of information about Samuel's immediate family.

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In 1894, in the year that Samuel Gourley was born, on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

In 1900, by the time he was just 6 years old, a massive hurricane, known as the Great Galveston hurricane, hit Galveston Texas. Winds hit up to 145 miles an hour (category 4) and it remains the single most deadly event in U.S. history. Between 6,000 and 12,000 died (most estimates are around 8,000 dead). The population of Galveston at the time was about 36,000 people in 1900.

In 1915, in the year of Samuel Gourley's passing, in May, the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German torpedo. The Lusitania was a British passenger ship that was sailing from New York to Liverpool England. She sank in 18 minutes - 1,198 died and 761 survived. While travelers were the main casualty - and commodity - the Lusitania did carry wartime weapons. "Remember the Lusitania" became the rallying cry of World War 1.

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