Thomas Edwin Gapper (1882 - 1946)

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Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia

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Father: Gapper William Robert Gapper
Mother: Margaret Garfield Gapper

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Edwin

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1882 - In the year that Thomas Edwin Gapper was born, on September 4th, the switch to the first commercial electrical power plant in the U.S. - at 255-257 Pearl Street - was flipped by Thomas Edison. It lit one square mile of lower Manhattan and was powered by coal. The "electrical age" had begun.

1885 - He was just 3 years old when Germany's Karl Benz built the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, which had an internal combustion engine. It is considered to be the world's first automobile. The Benz cost $150 - just under $4,000 in today's money.

1920 - When he was 38 years old, on January 1, over 6000 people were arrested and put in prison because they were suspected of being communists. . Many had to be released in a few weeks and only 3 guns were found in their homes. The U.S. Department of Justice "red hunt" netted thousands of "radicals" and suspected "communists" and aliens were deported. But the "hunt" ended after Attorney General Palmer forecast a massive radical uprising on May Day and the day passed without incident.

1929 - He was 47 years old when on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

1946 - In the year of Thomas Edwin Gapper's passing, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

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Thomas Edwin Gapper passed away in 1946 in Melbourne, Australia at age 64. No cause of death has been listed. He was born in 1882. He was born to Gapper William Robert Gapper and Margaret Garfield Gapper, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.

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