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This is Who We Were: In The 1900s

Table of Contents

Essay on the 1900s



Introduction



1900: Marguerite Globman, Inventor of the Streetcar Fender



1900: René “Frenchy” Trimbley, Marine First Sergeant, Boxer Rebellion



1900: Jerome Hill, Wealthy Bank Stockholder



1901: Liam Hanratty, Professional Cyclist



1901: Petros Bakolas, Shoe Factory Worker



1902: Mary Egan, 12-year-old Tenement Dweller



1903: Sarah O’Connell, Irish Nanny



1903: Edward Caufield, English Factory Manager



1903: Floyd Marioka, Japanese-American Methodist Choirmaster



1904: Lydia Ulrich, Archer



1904: Edna Shlake, 9-year-old Public School Student



1904: Jim Rosser, Farm Boy from Iowa



1905: Deirdre Mellane, 19-year-old Irish Servant



1905: Jake Hebert, Animal Conservationist



1905: Monty Mandell, Journeyman Piano Player



1907: Margaret Haley, Teacher and Organizer



1907: Jacob Heller, Wine Merchant



1907: Milton S. Hershey, Creator of Hershey’s Chocolates



1908: Henry Wood, Improved Sales through Mail-Order Seed Catalog



1908: Harold Thompson, Bank Vice President



1909: Arthur Faswell, Composer of Native American Music



1909: Edward Pierson, Soft Drink Bottling Company Partner



1909: Peter Gargan, Irish Department Store Manager



1909: Nathan Federov, 15-year-old Car Enthusiast



1909: Anzia Ravage, Romanian Seamstress



1909: Giuseppe Giacometti, Italian Bookmaker



1909: Dwight Heald Perkins, Architect



Section Two: Historical Snapshots



Early 1900s



Mid 1900s



Late 1900s



Section Three: Economy of the Times



Consumer Expeditures



Annual Income



Selected Prices



Value of a Dollar Index 1860-2016



Section Four: All Around Us—What We Saw, Wrote, Read & Listened To



All Around Us—1900s



Section Five: Census Data



State-by-State Comparative Tables: 1900, 1910 and 2010



Thirteenth Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1910



Volume I: Population 1910



Indian Population in the United States and Alaska: 1910



Special Report: Demographic Trends in the 20th Century



Further Reading