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Thomas James Moore (1892 - 1940)

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Thomas James Moore
1892 - 1940
Born
1892
Ngbie, Australia
Death
December 6, 1940
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Ngbie, Australia
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Thomas James Moore was born in 1892 in Ngbie, Australia. He is the child of William Moore and Louisa Jane (Mathews) Moore. According to his family tree, he married Gladys Muriel Connors. He died on December 6, 1940 at 48 years old.
Updated: July 24, 2019
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Thomas James Moore died on December 6, 1940 at age 48. He was buried in Tower Hill Memorial Panel 8., United Kingdom. Thomas was born in 1892 in Ngbie, Australia. He is the child of William Moore and Louisa Jane (Mathews) Moore. According to his family tree, he married Gladys Muriel Connors.
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In 1892, in the year that Thomas James Moore was born, on October 5th, the Dalton Gang was shot. The Gang was attempting to rob two banks - simultaneously - in Coffeyville Kansas but word spread of the robberies and townspeople with guns greeted them when they left the banks. Four members of the gang were killed - only Emmett Dalton survived his wounds and spent 14 years in prison.

In 1904, Thomas was just 12 years old when the Russo-Japanese war began. The Russian Empire and the Japanese Empire began fighting over the territories of Manchuria and Korea. Russia wanted a warm water port on the Pacific Ocean while Japan feared growing encroachment from Russia into Asia. So the Japan fleet launched a surprise attack on the Russian Navy and a one year war began. President Roosevelt of the United States brokered peace between the two nations. It was the first time in the modern era that an Asian power showed its dominance over a European power.

In 1914, by the time he was 22 years old, in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

In 1926, Thomas was 34 years old when on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1940, in the year of Thomas James Moore's passing, on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

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