Walter M Locke (1834 - 1908)

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Walter M Locke
1834 - 1908
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c. 1834
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June 14, 1908
Kings County, New York United States
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Walter M Locke was born c. 1834. He died on June 14, 1908 in New York United States at 74 years old.
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Walter M Locke died on June 14, 1908 in New York United States at 74 years of age. He was born c. 1834. There is no information about Walter's family or relationships.

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In 1834, in the year that Walter M Locke was born, on March 28th, President Andrew Jackson was censured by the United States Congress, 26–20, due to his efforts to close The Second Bank of the United States - which eventually led to the Panic of 1837. The censure was expunged in 1837, after years of effort by Jackson supporters.

In 1861, when he was 27 years old, on January 29th, Kansas became the 34th U.S. state. After skirmishes - often very bloody - between abolitionist and pro-slavery groups within the state, Kansas entered the Union as a free state.

In 1889, when he was 55 years old, on March 4th, Benjamin Harrison became the 23rd President of the United States. His grandfather, William Henry Harrison, was the 9th President of the United States. His father, John Scott Harrison - son of William Henry - was in the U.S. House of Representatives.

In 1890, when he was 56 years old, on October 9th, in Satory, France, the first fixed-wing, steam powered aircraft flew. "Ader Éole" flew, uncontrolled, for about 160 ft. at a height of just under 8 inches off the ground.

In 1908, in the year of Walter M Locke's passing, President Theodore Roosevelt held the White House Conservation Conference, which lead to the establishment of the National Conservation Commission. Preparing the first inventory of the United State's natural resources, the commission was divided into four parts: water, forests, lands, and minerals.

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