William Joseph Maher (1894 - 1917)

William Joseph Maher
1894 - 1917
updated July 24, 2019
William Joseph Maher was born in 1894 in Hcote, Australia. He was born to William Maher and Sarah Williams Maher. He died on June 8, 1917 at 23 years of age.

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William Joseph Maher

First name

William

Middle name

Joseph

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Gender

Male

Birth

William Maher was born in in Hcote, Australia

Death

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Cause of death

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Burial / Funeral

Menin Road South Military Cemetery Ii. J. 21., in Belgium

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Last Known Residence

Hcote, Australia

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Military Service

Service number: 2413
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Australian Railway Corps
Unit/ship/squadron: 3rd Australian Light Railway Operating Coy.

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William Joseph Maher passed away on June 8, 1917 at 23 years old. He was buried in Menin Road South Military Cemetery Ii. J. 21., Belgium. William was born in 1894 in Hcote, Australia. He was born to William Maher and Sarah Williams Maher.
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In 1894, in the year that William Joseph Maher was born, large reserves of oil were discovered on the Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma. Previously thought to be "useless" land - not even good for farming - the tribe had bought the land themselves. The discovery of oil made the Osage the "richest group of people in the world" at the time.

In 1900, William was merely 6 years old when artist Henri Matisse, born in 1869 in France, began the fauvist movement. Only lasting a few years in popularity (ending around 1904), fauvism was in many ways the beginning of modern art. Matisse was fond of bright, vibrant colors and used them in his paintings - contrary to the muted use of color previously. While the fauvist movement declined in popularity, Matisse did not and he went on to create many more works of art and even a museum for his work, 2 years before his death in 1954. (In French, les Fauves means "the wild beasts". Matisse and those who followed his example were called "beasts" because of the bold colors that they used in their artwork.)

In 1908, at the age of merely 14 years old, William was alive when Henry Ford developed the first Model T automobile, often called the Tin Lizzy or flivver. Produced from 1908 through 1927, it first sold for $850 - which made it affordable for every middle class family. Previously, cars were the province of the upper class and the introduction of the Model T and its availability changed U.S. culture. Within days of its release, over 15,000 cars had been ordered.

In 1917, in the year of William Joseph Maher's passing, Russian government offices were seized and the Romanov's Winter Palace was stormed in the Russian February and October Revolutions. The February revolution resulted in the abdication of Tsar Nicholas and a coalition of the Parliament and workers parties taking control of the government. The October revolution resulted in Lenin and the Bolsheviks taking complete control.

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