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Walter L. Nisbet (1880 - 1915)

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Walter L. Nisbet
1880 - 1915
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c. 1880
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May 23, 1915
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Walter L. Nisbet was born c. 1880. He died on May 23, 1915 at 35 years old.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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Walter L. Nisbet died on May 23, 1915 at 35 years old. He was buried in Niagara-on-the-lake United Church Cemetery Family., Canada. He was born c. 1880. There is no information about Walter's immediate family.
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In 1880, in the year that Walter L. Nisbet was born, on February 2nd the city of Wabash, Indiana became the third city in the world to be lit by electricity.

In 1892, by the time he was merely 12 years old, 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.

In 1896, Walter was 16 years old when on January 28th, the first ticket for speeding - called "furious driving" - was issued. Walter Arnold of Kent England was fined 1 shilling plus costs - for going 8 mph. The speed limit was 2 mph.

In 1901, he was 21 years old when shortly after beginning his second term, President McKinley was assassinated by the self proclaimed anarchist Leon Czolgosz. The last President to have served in the Civil War - he began as a private and ended the war as a brevet major - McKinley was a Republican. First elected in 1896, he was re-elected in 1900. Six months after the swearing in, McKinley was shot - and died of the gangrene that set in as a result.

In 1915, in the year of Walter L. Nisbet's passing, the Superior Court in Fulton County Georgia accepted the charter for the establishment of the new Ku Klux Klan, succeeding the Klan that flourished in the South in the late 1800's. This iteration of the Klan adopted white clothing and used many of the code words from the first Klan, adding cross burnings and mass marches in an attempt to intimidate others.

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