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William Creech (1891 - 1916)

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William Creech
1891 - 1916
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c. 1891
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October 7, 1916
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William Creech was born c. 1891. He died on October 7, 1916 at 25 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Service number: 27169 Rank: Private Regiment: Somerset Light Infantry Unit/ship/squadron: 7th Bn.
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William Creech passed away on October 7, 1916 at 25 years old. He was buried in Thiepval Memorial Pier And Face 2 A., France. He was born c. 1891. We are unaware of information about William's surviving family.
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In 1891, in the year that William Creech was born, on March 14th, a lynch mob stormed the Old Parish Prison. The mob lynched 11 of the 19 Italians who were arrested for - but found to be innocent of - the murder of New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessy.

In 1900, when he was merely 9 years old, the U.S. helped put down Boxer Rebellion. The Boxer Rebellion took place in China, where the presence of "outsiders" (foreigners) was resented. The United States, along with Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, and Russia, had business interests in China and these countries all sent troops to put down the Rebellion and keep China open to their presence and to Christian missionaries.

In 1905, William was merely 14 years old when 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.

In 1916, in the year of William Creech's passing, suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

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