Vernon John Pointing (1877 - 1946)

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Northcote, Australia

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Northcote, Australia

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Family

Father: Pointing William Charles Pointing
Mother: Susannah J Browne Pointing

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1877 - In the year that Vernon John Pointing was born, on January 8th, the Battle of Wolf Mountain occurred in southern Montana Territory. Crazy Horse, Two Moon, and their warriors fought the United States Cavalry. The battle was a tactical draw and by May, Crazy Horse and his followers had surrendered at Camp Robinson.

1892 - He was only 15 years old when on January 1st, Ellis Island opened to process immigrants. 700 passed through on the first day - in the first year, 450,000 were processed. The processing center was originally a 3 story wooden building - with outbuildings - that burned down a few years later.

1894 - He was 17 years old when large reserves of oil were discovered on the Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma. Previously thought to be "useless" land - not even good for farming - the tribe had bought the land themselves. The discovery of oil made the Osage the "richest group of people in the world" at the time.

1945 - Vernon was 68 years old when on December 5th, Flight 19 was lost in the Bermuda Triangle. All five planes and 14 airmen disappeared, as did 13 crew on a plane that was dispatched to find them. The official Navy reported the disappearance as "cause unknown".

1946 - In the year of Vernon John Pointing's passing, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

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Vernon John Pointing died in 1946 in Northcote, Australia at 69 years old. There is no known cause of death. He was born in 1877. He was born to Pointing William Charles Pointing and Susannah J Browne Pointing, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.

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