William Sidney Watson (died 1916)

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Thiepval Memorial Pier And Face 7 D And 8 D.,
France

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Service number: 5948
Rank: Company Serjeant Major
Regiment: Coldstream Guards
Unit/ship/squadron: 2nd Bn.
Honors/awards: M M

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Sidney

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In 1816, on December 11th, Indiana was admitted as the 19th state in the Union. The name "Indiana" means “land of the Indians”.

In 1833, on August 20th, future President of the United States Benjamin Harrison was born in Ohio. The birth of Harrison meant that, until the death of former President James Madison on June 28 1836, 18 Presidents of the United States (2 former, 1 current, and 15 future) were living. Thus, more past, present, and future Presidents were alive than at any other time in history.

In 1867, on March 1st, Nebraska became the 37th state in the United States. Due to the Homestead Act, settlers had flooded into the area and the first wave of settlers was so large that Nebraska was immediately able to apply for statehood.

In 1884, on August 5th, the cornerstone for the base of the Statue of Liberty - a gift from the people of France - was laid. 120,000 people - most donations were $1 - donated to the completion of the base. An 1883 poem by Emma Lazarus was also written to raise funds. That poem was included in the base of the statue and is well known today. The most famous phrase: "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

In 1892, on October 5th, the Dalton Gang was shot. The Gang was attempting to rob two banks - simultaneously - in Coffeyville Kansas but word spread of the robberies and townspeople with guns greeted them when they left the banks. Four members of the gang were killed - only Emmett Dalton survived his wounds and spent 14 years in prison.

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William Sidney Watson died on September 16, 1916. No cause of death has been listed for William. He was buried in Thiepval Memorial Pier And Face 7 D And 8 D., France. There is no information about William's surviving family.

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