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Thomas William Montague (1830 - 1905)

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Thomas William Montague
1830 - 1905
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1830
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1905
Boort, Australia
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Boort, Australia
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Thomas William Montague was born in 1830. He is the child of Montague Thomas William Montague and Ann Phoebe Pearson Montague. He died in 1905 in Boort, Australia at 75 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Thomas William Montague died in 1905 in Boort, Australia at age 75. He was born in 1830. He is the child of Montague Thomas William Montague and Ann Phoebe Pearson Montague.
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In 1830, in the year that Thomas William Montague was born, on March 26th, The Book of Mormon was published in Palmyra, New York by Joseph Smith, Jr. The full title was "The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi". According to Smith, the angel Moroni appeared to him when he was 17 and told him where to find golden tablets that told the story of a people who migrated from Jerusalem to the Americas. He transcribed the tablets, which became the Book of Mormon.

In 1847, at the age of 17 years old, Thomas was alive when on May 7th, In Philadelphia, an association of physicians and medical students was founded - the American Medical Association or AMA. The association, the first of its kind, wanted to create uniform standards for medical training, education, and practices.

In 1850, he was 20 years old when on June 1st, the 1850 census was conducted. The population of the US was counted as 23,191,876 - which included 3,204,313 slaves. It was the first census in the US to count every person of a household - including women, children, and slaves - and to ask the place of birth of household members.

In 1878, he was 48 years old when in Africa, the death of the last confirmed Cape lion occurred. The Cape lion was slightly larger than other lions and had black ears, a black mane, and black hair on its belly.

In 1905, in the year of Thomas William Montague's passing, the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

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