Willie Smith (died 1916)

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Thiepval Memorial Pier And Face 6 A And 6 B.,
France

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Service number: 17979
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: Duke Of Wellington's (west Riding Regiment)
Unit/ship/squadron: 2nd Bn.

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In 1817, on March 4th, James Monroe was sworn in as the fifth President of the United States. He had run against Rufus King and won 68.2% of the popular vote.

In 1825, on October 26th, the Erie Canal opened. Construction had begun in 1817 and the completion of the canal provided passage from Albany New York to Buffalo New York and Lake Erie. Previously, pack animals had to be used to transport goods - there were no railroads - and the canal allowed goods to be shipped relatively easily and quickly.

In 1830, on May 28th, the US Congress passed the Indian Removal Act. The Act authorized the President to negotiate with Native Americans in the southern region of the US, exchanging their ancestral lands for federal territory west of the Mississippi River. Tens of thousands of Native Americans were forced to move - and march - west.

In 1851, on May 15th, the first of many Australian gold rushes was publicized. Because the California Gold Rush had caused many Australians to emigrate to California, Australia decided that the gold found in Australia should be publicized, rather than suppressing the news as earlier finds had been.

In 1887, on May 9th, Buffalo Bill's Wild West show opened in London. Founded in 1883, the show was attended - twice - by Queen Victoria and adored by audiences who thrilled to his fanciful acts portraying life in the "Wild West."

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Willie Smith passed away on October 12, 1916. No cause of death has been listed for Willie. He was buried in Thiepval Memorial Pier And Face 6 A And 6 B., France. We have no information about Willie's immediate family.

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