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William Roy Locke (1895 - 1916)

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William Roy Locke
1895 - 1916
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1895
Qcliff, Australia
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August 19, 1916
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Qcliff, Australia
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William Roy Locke was born in 1895 in Qcliff, Australia. He is the child of Job Locke and Selina Rose (Keys) Locke. He died on August 19, 1916 at 21 years old.
Updated: July 24, 2019
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William Roy Locke died on August 19, 1916 at 21 years old. He was buried in Rue-du-bois Military Cemetery, th Bn.. William was born in 1895 in Qcliff, Australia. He is the child of Job Locke and Selina Rose (Keys) Locke.
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In 1895, in the year that William Roy Locke was born, 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 1900, he was just 5 years old when the U.S. population exceeded 75 million, rising about 13 million from the 1890 census. 87.9% of the population was white, 11.6% was African-American, 0.7% was Hispanic, and 0.5% was Native American, Asian, and other minorities.

In 1901, at the age of just 6 years old, William was alive when the first Nobel Prizes were awarded. Chemist and engineer Alfred Nobel, who died in 1896, had provided in his will for prizes in physics, chemistry, and physiology or medicine, who have produced the most distinguished literary work of an idealist tendency, and who have contributed the most toward world peace. The winners in 1901 were: Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen for physics, Jacobus Henricus van't Hoff for chemistry, Emil Adolf von Behring for physiology or medicine, Sully Prudhomme for literature, and Jean Henry Dunant and Frédéric Passy for peace.

In 1916, in the year of William Roy Locke's passing, suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

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