William Thomas James King (1888 - 1917)

William Thomas James King
1888 - 1917
updated February 06, 2019
William Thomas James King was born c. 1888. He died on April 10, 1917 at age 29.
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William Thomas James King
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Thomas James
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King
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Arras Memorial Bay 2., in France
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Service number: g/3513
Rank: Private
Regiment: The Queen's (royal West Surrey Regiment)
Unit/ship/squadron: 6th Bn.

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William Thomas James King died on April 10, 1917 at 29 years of age. He was buried in Arras Memorial Bay 2., France. He was born c. 1888. We have no information about William's family or relationships.
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1888 - 1917 World Events

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In 1888, in the year that William Thomas James King was born, on August 7th, the body of a prostitute was found in the Whitechapel section of London. Martha Tabram had been stabbed 39 times - a possible but not confirmed victim of Jack the Ripper. On August 31st, the body of Mary Ann Nichols was found - stabbed and mutilated. On September 8th, the body of Annie Chapman was found - throat slit and disemboweled. On September 30th, Elizabeth Stride, also a prostitute in Whitechapel, was found dead from a slit throat. Within an hour, another body was discovered - Catherine Eddowes'. She was far more savagely murdered and it is thought that the Ripper had more time with her. Then, on November 9th, the body of prostitute Mary Jane Kelly was found in a boarding room in Whitechapel. Considered to be the probable fifth, and last, of Jack the Ripper's victims, Kelly's was the most savage of his murders.

In 1897, at the age of just 9 years old, William was alive when in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

In 1898, when he was merely 10 years old, on February 15th, the USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana harbor. The reason for the explosion has never been found, but it killed 266 men. "Remember the Maine" became a rallying cry and precipitated the United States' declaration of war on Spain two months later - the beginning of the Spanish-American War. On December 10th, the war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty gave the U.S. Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam - for $20 million - and, temporarily, Cuba.

In 1905, he was 17 years old when the German born physicist, Albert Einstein, proposed the Special Theory of Relativity: 1) that observers can never detect uniform motion except relative to other objects and that 2) unlike the velocity of massive objects, the speed of light is a constant and is the same for all observers independent of their constant velocity toward or away from the light source. Not such simple concepts that lead to the equation everyone now knows: E = mc2.

In 1917, in the year of William Thomas James King's passing, the U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in January. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders are ineligible to vote for the President of the United States.

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May 29, 1912 - February 1972
1876 - 1954
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c. 1882 - Apr 13, 1915
c. 1917 - Oct 24, 1942
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c. 1894 - Apr 27, 1916

Other Kings

c. 1894 - Apr 27, 1916
Unknown - Mar 22, 1945
c. 1917 - Oct 24, 1942
c. 1882 - Apr 13, 1915
c. 1897 - Jul 1, 1916
c. 1919 - Jan 26, 1942
Unknown - Aug 10, 1944
c. 1879 - Sep 25, 1915
c. 1913 - Dec 15, 1941
Unknown - Jun 19, 1940
c. 1885 - Sep 30, 1941
c. 1889 - Oct 26, 1916
c. 1888 - Apr 24, 1915
Unknown - Jun 10, 1920
Unknown - Feb 4, 1944
Unknown - Jun 14, 1941
c. 1888 - Jun 3, 1919
c. 1917 - Aug 8, 1940
c. 1879 - Dec 20, 1916

Other Bios

c. 1894 - Apr 27, 1916
Unknown - Mar 22, 1945
c. 1917 - Oct 24, 1942
c. 1882 - Apr 13, 1915
c. 1897 - Jul 1, 1916
c. 1919 - Jan 26, 1942
Unknown - Aug 10, 1944
c. 1879 - Sep 25, 1915
c. 1913 - Dec 15, 1941
Unknown - Jun 19, 1940
c. 1885 - Sep 30, 1941
c. 1889 - Oct 26, 1916
c. 1888 - Apr 24, 1915
Unknown - Jun 10, 1920
Unknown - Feb 4, 1944
Unknown - Jun 14, 1941
c. 1888 - Jun 3, 1919
c. 1917 - Aug 8, 1940
c. 1879 - Dec 20, 1916
Unknown - Apr 27, 1918
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