William Benjamin Bradford (1892 - 1916)

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Burial / Funeral

Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No.1 Ii. E. 6.,
France

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Service number: 14006
Rank: Private
Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment
Unit/ship/squadron: 12th Bn.

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Benjamin

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1892 - In the year that William Benjamin Bradford was born, 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.

1896 - By the time he was merely 4 years old, on January 4th, Utah became the 45th state in the United States. After the LDS Church banned polygamy in 1890, Utah's application for statehood became acceptable to Congress and the Utah Territory became Utah..

1897 - He was only 5 years old when on July 17th, the Klondike Gold Rush began when the first successful prospectors returned to Seattle after mining in the Yukon. They arrived on the ships Excelsior and Portland, bringing vast quantities of gold - over $32,000,000 in today's money - and everyone rushed to become rich in the Yukon.

1909 - He was 17 years old when 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.

1916 - In the year of William Benjamin Bradford's passing, visiting nurse Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. at 46 Amboy St. in Brooklyn New York. Ten days after the clinic opened, Sanger was arrested for "violating laws against giving out birth control information" which was defined as obscenity. The clinic was not handing out birth control - just information about sex and birth control methods. (The Comstock law categorized information about abortion, family planning, and contraception as “obscene”.) The clinics and organizations that Sanger established later evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

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William Benjamin Bradford passed away on March 10, 1916 at age 24. No cause of death has been listed for William. He was buried in Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No.1 Ii. E. 6., France. He was born around 1892. We have no information about William's family.

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