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William Robert Burchmore (1870 - 1940)

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William Robert Burchmore
1870 - 1940
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c. 1870
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August 30, 1940
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William Robert Burchmore was born c. 1870. He died on August 30, 1940 at age 70.
Updated: September 30, 2013
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William Robert Burchmore died on August 30, 1940 at 70 years of age. He was buried in Luton Municipal Borough, Civilian War Dead. He was born c. 1870. There is no information about William's surviving family.
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In 1870, in the year that William Robert Burchmore was born, on January 26th, the state of Virginia rejoined the Union. On February 23rd, Mississippi was readmitted to the Union. On March 30th, Texas was readmitted to the Union. And on July 15th, Georgia became the last Confederate state to be readmitted to the Union.

In 1895, at the age of 25 years old, William was alive when on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

In 1905, he was 35 years old when the Industrial Workers of the World was founded. An international labor union founded in Chicago, it was most often referred to as the "Wobblies" and had ties to the socialist movement and the anarchist movement. At its peak, it had 150,000 members.

In 1911, at the age of 41 years old, William was alive when the first use of aircraft as an offensive weapon occurred in the Turkish-Italian War. First used for aerial reconnaissance alone, planes were then used in aerial combat to shoot down recon planes. In World War I, planes and zeppelins evolved for use in bombing.

In 1940, in the year of William Robert Burchmore's passing, on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

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