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William Lockeard (1857 - 1904)

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William Lockeard
1857 - 1904
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c. 1857
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May 1, 1904
Manhattan County, New York United States
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William Lockeard was born c. 1857. He died on May 1, 1904 in New York United States at 47 years of age.
Updated: August 14, 2013
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William Lockeard died on May 1, 1904 in New York United States at age 47. He was born c. 1857. We have no information about William's surviving family.
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In 1857, in the year that William Lockeard was born, on December 16th, a 7.0 earthquake struck the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies - Southern Italy. It had a maximum Mercalli intensity of 11 (Extreme) and killed about 10,000 people..

In 1867, when he was only 10 years old, on August 7th through September 20th, the new nation of Canada held its first Federal election. John A. Macdonald's Conservatives won the election.

In 1877, at the age of 20 years old, William was alive when 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.

In 1895, he was 38 years old when on March 15th, in County Tipperary, Ireland, Michael Cleary killed his wife of 8 years, Bridget, and burned her body. His defense was that his "wife" was a changeling that was left in his real wife's place when she was abducted by fairies. He was nonetheless convicted and imprisoned for manslaughter. He spent 15 years in prison.

In 1904, in the year of William Lockeard's passing, the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

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