Thomas Mcfadyen Creek

(1873 - 1959)

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Thomas Mcfadyen Creek
1873 - 1959
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1873
Death
1959
Preston, Australia
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Preston, Australia
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Thomas Mcfadyen Creek was born in 1873. He was born to Thomas Creek and Mary Dwyer Creek. He died in 1959 in Preston, Australia at age 86.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Thomas Mcfadyen Creek died in 1959 in Preston, Australia at 86 years of age. He was born in 1873. He was born to Thomas Creek and Mary Dwyer Creek.

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In 1873, in the year that Thomas Mcfadyen Creek was born, on March 4th, Ulysses S. Grant was inaugurated for a second time as President of the United States. Grant ran against Horace Greeley - "go West, young man" - and won 55.6% of the popular vote versus Greeley's 43.8%.

In 1886, at the age of just 13 years old, Thomas was alive when on January 5th, Scottish novelist Robert Louis Stevenson's book the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was published. Immediately popular, the paperback book was sold for $1 in the U.S. - almost $25 today. Stevenson's stepson said that he wrote the first draft in under 3 days.

In 1901, when he was 28 years old, Edward VII succeeded Queen Victoria. Queen Victoria of England had become Queen in 1837 and reigned until her death in 1901. Her 63 year reign was the longest in history prior to Elizabeth II who recently broke her record. The time during which she led the country was known as the Victorian era and she presided over great changes in the United Kingdom, including the expansion of the British Empire and the Industrial Revolution.

In 1929, by the time he was 56 years old, 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.

In 1959, in the year of Thomas Mcfadyen Creek's passing, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

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