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

Paul graduated in chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania and was chemist for the Atlantic Refining Co. for a number of years until at the age of twenty-three, in company with his brother Isaac, he went prospecting in Wyoming where he was blinded by dynamite.


Age: 23y


Pennsylvania, USA ⇓
He worked for the Atlantic Refining Co. as a chemist until he was twenty three years old, having previously graduated in chemistry from the University of Pennsylavania. While later prospecting with his brother Isaac in Wyoming, he would be blinded by dynamite around the age of twenty five or twenty six.
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1899 • The F.C. Barcelona Association football club is founded.


Age: 25y


Him and his wife started a poultry business, and by 1927 they had 2000 birds.
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1901 • The body of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is exhumed and reinterred in concrete several feet thick.


Age: 29y
1905 Russo-Japanese War: The Russian Army surrenders at Port Arthur in Qing Dynasty China.


Age: 39y


Age: 44y
1920 Canonization of Joan of Arc. Over 30,000 people attend the ceremony in Rome, including 140 descendants of Joan of Arc's family. Pope Benedict XV presides over the rite, for which the interior of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome is richly decorated.


Age: 64y
1940 Walter Knott begins construction of Ghost town replica which would soon evolve into Knotts Berry Farm