William Locke (1883 - 1908)

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William Locke
1883 - 1908
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c. 1883
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March 2, 1908
Manhattan County, New York United States
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William Locke was born c. 1883. He died on March 2, 1908 in New York United States at 25 years of age.
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William Locke passed away on March 2, 1908 in New York United States at age 25. He was born c. 1883. There is no information about William's family.

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during William's lifetime.

In 1883, in the year that William Locke was born, on May 24th, the Brooklyn Bridge - one of the oldest bridges in the US - was opened to traffic. Bridge construction began in 1869 and took 14 years to complete.

In 1890, when he was just 7 years old, on July 3rd, Idaho became the 43rd state in the United States. On July 10th, Wyoming became the 44th state.

In 1894, at the age of just 11 years old, William was alive when 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 1908, in the year of William Locke's passing, unemployment in the U.S. was at 8.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 2 cents while the population in the United States was 88,710,000. The world population was almost 4.4 billion.

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