William Edward Middleton (1877 - 1946)

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Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia

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Family

Father: Middleton Harry Middleton
Mother: Elizabeth Jackson Middleton

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Edward

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1877 - In the year that William Edward Middleton was born, on July 14th, strikes and resulting riots began at the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad. A sympathy strike and rioting began in Pittsburgh and a worker's rebellion began in St. Louis, then spread to other cities. 100 people were killed before the strikes ended when President Rutherford B. Hayes sent federal troops to each of the cities involved.

1886 - When he was merely 9 years old, on February 14th, the first train left Los Angeles for the East -by the way of the transcontinental railroad - with a cargo of oranges. Due to irrigation and the import of water, Los Angeles was the ideal place to grow oranges - which became a popular addition to Christmas stockings.

1896 - When he was 19 years old, on May 18th, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of Plessy v. Ferguson. By a vote of 7 to 1, the Court upheld state racial segregation laws, introducing the idea of "separate but equal" facilities for races.

1923 - He was 46 years old when Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

1946 - In the year of William Edward Middleton'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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William Edward Middleton died in 1946 in Melbourne, Australia at 69 years old. No cause of death has been listed. He was born in 1877. He was born to Middleton Harry Middleton and Elizabeth Jackson Middleton, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.

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