William Stockton (1893 - 1917)

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William Stockton
1893 - 1917
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c. 1893
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May 13, 1917
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William Stockton was born c. 1893. He died on May 13, 1917 at age 24.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Service number: 32430
Rank: Private
Regiment: York And Lancaster Regiment
Unit/ship/squadron: 2nd Bn.

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William Stockton passed away on May 13, 1917 at age 24. He was buried in Philosophe British Cemetery Mazingarbe, France. He was born c. 1893. There is no information about William's immediate family.

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In 1893, in the year that William Stockton was born, on May 5th, a crash on the New York Stock Exchange started a depression that lasted 4 years. It was the beginning of the Panic of 1893.

In 1900, he was just 7 years old when Carrie Chapman Catt succeeded Susan B. Anthony as the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. NAWSA was created by Anthony in 1890 in order to fight for the right of women to vote in the United States. Membership in NAWSA began at 7,000 and in the decades of the struggle - women didn't get the right to vote until 1920 - membership rose to 2 million.

In 1909, by the time he was 16 years old, William Howard Taft became the 27th President of the United States on March 4th. Previously Secretary of War, Judge on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Solicitor General of the U.S., and Governor of both the Philippines and Cuba, Taft was the only President who went on to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

In 1917, in the year of William Stockton's passing, the NHL (National Hockey League) was established as a response to the demise of the National Hockey Association (NHA). The first superstar of the League was "Phantom" Joe Malone of the Montreal Canadiens, a leading scorer with records that still stand. The Canadiens won the NHL championship over the Senators.

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