Thomas Locke (1808 - 1889)

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Thomas Locke
1808 - 1889
Born
January 10, 1808
England Richmond, Walworth, WI - North Branch, Chisagao, MN
Death
June 20, 1889
North Branch, Chisago, MN in North Branch, Chisago County, Minnesota United States
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North Branch, Chisago County, Minnesota USA
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Thomas Locke was born on January 10, 1808 at England. He died on June 20, 1889 at North Branch, Chisago, MN, North Branch, Minnesota at 81 years of age.
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Thomas Locke was born on at England Richmond, Walworth, WI - North Branch, Chisagao, MN
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Thomas Locke died on at North Branch, Chisago, MN in North Branch, Chisago County, Minnesota United States
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Thomas Locke was born on at England Richmond, Walworth, WI - North Branch, Chisagao, MN
Thomas Locke died on at North Branch, Chisago, MN in North Branch, Chisago County, Minnesota United States
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at Oak Hill Cemetery in North Branch, Chisago County, Minnesota
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Thomas Locke died on June 20, 1889 at North Branch, Chisago, MN, North Branch, Minnesota at 81 years old. He was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, North Branch, Minnesota. He was born on January 10, 1808 at England. There is no information about Thomas's family or relationships.

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In 1808, in the year that Thomas Locke was born, in late November or early December, the "mystery volcano" erupted. The eruption was so large that it affected air temperatures, the color of the sun, and cloud formations. It is believed the volcano was located in the western Pacific Ocean, somewhere between Indonesia and Tonga. Scientists are still trying to figure out the (exact) where, when, and how.

In 1838, Thomas was 30 years old when on May 26th, the Native American Cherokee Nation was forced to march the Trail of Tears - relocating them to west of the Mississippi. When gold was discovered in Georgia in 1828, settlers wanted the Cherokee land. 16,543 natives were forced to march - it is estimated that 2,000 to 6,000 died along the way.

In 1858, at the age of 50 years old, Thomas was alive when on October 28th, Macy's department store opened in New York City. Founded by Rowland Hussey Macy, it was at first a dry goods store - essentially a store that sold textiles, ready-to-wear clothing, and sundries

In 1866, Thomas was 58 years old when Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist Alfred Nobel invented dynamite in Germany. During his lifetime he held 355 patents, of which dynamite was the most famous. He also established the Nobel Prizes in his will.

In 1889, in the year of Thomas Locke's passing, on March 4th, Benjamin Harrison became the 23rd President of the United States. His grandfather, William Henry Harrison, was the 9th President of the United States. His father, John Scott Harrison - son of William Henry - was in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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