Thomas W. Locke (1874 - 1919)

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Thomas W. Locke
1874 - 1919
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c. 1874
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November 12, 1919
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Thomas W. Locke was born c. 1874. He died on November 12, 1919 at age 45.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Service number: 216530
Rank: Private
Regiment: Canadian Infantry
Unit/ship/squadron: 100th Bn.

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Thomas W. Locke passed away on November 12, 1919 at 45 years old. He was buried in Winnipeg (brookside) Cemetery Mil. 249., Canada. He was born c. 1874. We are unaware of information about Thomas's family.

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In 1874, in the year that Thomas W. Locke was born, on May 20th, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis were approved for a patent for "blue jeans with copper rivets". They charged $13.50 per dozen jeans. Although the term "jeans" was first used in 1795 - in Italy - using rivets to reinforce stress points in jeans such as pockets and the bottom of the fly was an original idea..

In 1887, by the time he was merely 13 years old, on January 28th, the largest recorded snowflakes fell in a snowstorm in Fort Keogh, Montana. They were supposed to have been 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick. A rancher in the area said that they were “larger than milk pans”. A Wild West tall tale? Not according to the Guinness World Records book.

In 1890, by the time he was 16 years old, on July 3rd, Idaho became the 43rd state in the United States. On July 10th, Wyoming became the 44th state.

In 1909, by the time he was 35 years old, explorer Robert Peary, a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, claimed to have been the first to have reached the geographic North Pole. His claim has been disputed for over a century - some say that he ended up 60 miles from the North Pole. Peary was the only navigator on his team and he didn't submit his records for public review.

In 1919, in the year of Thomas W. Locke's passing, in Norfolk Virginia, the first rotary dial telephones were introduced by the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T), making it easier to make a call without an operator.

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