William T. Phillips (1874 - 1915)

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William T. Phillips
1874 - 1915
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c. 1874
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September 27, 1915
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William T. Phillips was born c. 1874. He died on September 27, 1915 at 41 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Loos Memorial Panel 46 To 49. in France
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Service number: 14756
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Unit/ship/squadron: 6th Bn.

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William T. Phillips passed away on September 27, 1915 at age 41. He was buried in Loos Memorial Panel 46 To 49., France. He was born c. 1874. We are unaware of information about William's surviving family.

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In 1874, in the year that William T. Phillips was born, on May 20th, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis were approved for a patent for "blue jeans with copper rivets". They charged $13.50 per dozen jeans. Although the term "jeans" was first used in 1795 - in Italy - using rivets to reinforce stress points in jeans such as pockets and the bottom of the fly was an original idea..

In 1885, he was only 11 years old when on February 16th, the first Dow Jones Industrial Average was published by Charles Dow, who also founded the Wall Street Journal. The index was 62.76. It represented 12 stocks - American Cotton Oil, American Sugar, American Tobacco, Chicago Gas, Distilling & Cattle Feeding, General Electric, Laclede Gas, National Lead, North American, Tennessee Coal and Iron, U.S. Leather pfd. and U.S. Rubber.

In 1892, he was 18 years old when on January 1st, Ellis Island opened to process immigrants. 700 passed through on the first day - in the first year, 450,000 were processed. The processing center was originally a 3 story wooden building - with outbuildings - that burned down a few years later.

In 1901, at the age of 27 years old, William was alive when Edward VII succeeded Queen Victoria. Queen Victoria of England had become Queen in 1837 and reigned until her death in 1901. Her 63 year reign was the longest in history prior to Elizabeth II who recently broke her record. The time during which she led the country was known as the Victorian era and she presided over great changes in the United Kingdom, including the expansion of the British Empire and the Industrial Revolution.

In 1915, in the year of William T. Phillips's passing, in April, the Ottoman Empire rounded up, arrested, and deported 235 to 270 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Turkey. As their actions continued through the next several years, an estimated 600,000 to 1 million Armenians were killed by Turkish soldiers.

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