William Hugh Gregory (1898 - 1917)

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William Hugh Gregory
1898 - 1917
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c. 1898
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August 15, 1917
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William Hugh Gregory was born c. 1898. He died on August 15, 1917 at 19 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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William Hugh Gregory passed away on August 15, 1917 at age 19. He was buried in Vimy Memorial, France. He was born c. 1898. We are unaware of information about William's family or relationships.

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In 1898, in the year that William Hugh Gregory was born, on March 24th, Robert Allison of Pennsylvania became the first person to buy an American-built car. He bought a Winton, which he had seen in an advertisement in Scientific American. The Winton, built in Ohio, was made by hand and came with a leather roof, padded seats, gas lamps, and tires made by B.F. Goodrich.

In 1900, William was only 2 years old when the unemployment rate in the U.S. was 5.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. 31% of all workers were employed in the public service sector, 19% of women were employed (1 percent of all lawyers and 6 percent of physicians were women), 6% of the workforce were children, and 14% of the workforce was "non-white."

In 1917, in the year of William Hugh Gregory's passing, Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari was convicted and executed as a German spy. Since Mata Hari, born Margaretha Geertruida "Margreet" MacLeod, was a citizen of the Netherlands (which remained neutral in World War 1), she could travel freely in Europe. Her travels (and her romantic entanglements) raised suspicion and she was arrested by the French and found guilty. There is still controversy about her guilt although her name has become synonymous with a seductive female spy.

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