Edwin Hicks Van Deusen
Isaac Van Deusen
Isaac Van Deusen
1829 - 1918
Josephine Hicks
Josephine Hicks
1835 - 1921

He graduated from the Philadelphia High School in 1877, and from the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania in 1880, since which date he practiced medicine uninterruptedly except from March 1881, to July, 1882 when he was assistant superintendent of Troy Farm.  Played baseball with the Germantown junior team from 1875 to 1881 and played on the University of Pennsylvania team in 1878.


Age: 19y
1880 • After having her lights installed by Edison's personnel, the SS Columbia is lit up for the first time at the foot of Wall Street in New York City.


Nov 27
Age: 23y
1883 Cardiff University, Wales, opens (under the name of University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire).


Jul 10
Age: 31y
1891 • The first penalty kick is awarded in a football (soccer) match; John Heath scores it for the Wolverhampton Wanderers.


Jun 1
Age: 40y
1900 Second Boer War: British military leaders accept the unconditional notice of surrender from Boer General Piet Cronjé.


Jul 31
Age: 46y


Jan 18
Age: 51y
1912 • William Christopher Handy's "Memphis Blues" is published.


Age: 59y
1920 • 4,025 suspected communists and anarchists arrested and held without trial in the United States following raids in several cities.


Age: 69y
1930 R. B. Bennett defeats William Lyon Mackenzie King in federal elections and becomes the Prime Minister of Canada.


Age: 79y
Edwin Van Deusen - 1940 United States Federal Census


Vineland, Cumberland, New Jersey, USA ⇓
Edwin lists his occupation as a medical doctor in a private practice.
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1940 • WWII: Winston Churchill, in a worldwide broadcast, proclaims the intention of Great Britain to fight alone against Germany whatever the outcome: "We shall seek no terms. We shall tolerate no parley. We may show mercy. We shall ask none."