William Pinchin (1855 - 1858)

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William Pinchin
1855 - 1858
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William Pinchin was born in 1855. He was born to John Thomas Pinchin and Eve Susannah Pinchin. He died in 1858 in Australia at age 3. We know that William Pinchin had been residing in Australia.
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William Pinchin passed away in 1858 in Australia at 3 years of age. He was born in 1855. He was born to John Thomas Pinchin and Eve Susannah Pinchin. We know that William Pinchin had been residing in Australia.

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In 1855, in the year that William Pinchin was born, on March 3rd, Congress appropriated $30,000 to create the U.S. Camel Corps. The idea was to use camels as pack animals in the Southwest and 34 camels were bought. But the Army wasn't enthusiastic about the idea and after the Civil War the Camel Corps was entirely abandoned.

In 1858, in the year of William Pinchin's passing, on October 28th, Macy's department store opened in New York City. Founded by Rowland Hussey Macy, it was at first a dry goods store - essentially a store that sold textiles, ready-to-wear clothing, and sundries

In 1859, William was only 4 years old when on October 16th, abolitionist John Brown led a raid on Harpers Ferry Armory in Harper's Ferry, Virginia, in an attempt to start a slave rebellion. He wanted to "liberate" the guns in the armory and arm slaves. Brown was captured and hanged on December 2nd.

In 1860, William was merely 5 years old when on February 26th, near Eureka California, white settlers attacked a tribe of Wiyot Indians on Indian Island. Over 60 women, children and older people died. Bret Harte - a writer and friend of Mark Twain - reported the news about the massacre to the papers in San Francisco.

In 1861, he was merely 6 years old when on March 4th, Abraham Lincoln became the 16th President of the United States. Winning by a plurality of the popular vote, 39.8% - there were many candidates, Douglas was the strongest - he decisively won the electoral college with 180 votes. He was the first President to emerge from the newly created Republican Party.

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