Zachariah Agustus Marchant (1860 - 1946)

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Camberwell, Australia

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Camberwell, Australia

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Family

Father: Marchant George Frederick Marchant
Mother: Tucker Marchant

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Agustus

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1860 - In the year that Zachariah Agustus Marchant was born, on February 26th, near Eureka California, white settlers attacked a tribe of Wiyot Indians on Indian Island. Over 60 women, children and older people died. Bret Harte - a writer and friend of Mark Twain - reported the news about the massacre to the papers in San Francisco.

1868 - Zachariah was only 8 years old when on May 30th, Memorial Day was observed as a day to decorate the graves of Union soldiers with flowers. General John A. Logan, of the Grand Army of the Republic, had declared the 30th "Decoration Day".

1875 - Zachariah was only 15 years old when on May 17th, Aristides was the first horse to win the Kentucky Derby. It was the first year of the "The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports" - begun by Col. Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr., the grandson of William Clark, the explorer.

1879 - At the age of 19 years old, Zachariah was alive when on November 10th, Bell Telephone and Western Union reached an agreement. Bell Telephone would keep out of the telegraphy business and Western Union would stay out of the telephone business - leading to success for both.

1946 - In the year of Zachariah Agustus Marchant's passing, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

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Zachariah Agustus Marchant passed away in 1946 in Camberwell, Australia at 86 years of age. No cause of death has been entered. He was born in 1860. He was born to Marchant George Frederick Marchant and Tucker Marchant, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.

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