John B. Maycock

20 Aug 1859 - 4 Mar 1923

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John B. Maycock

20 Aug 1859 - 4 Mar 1923
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By Mary Alice Maycock Butler Through my growing up years this was the man referred to by my father, Richard Walden Maycock, as Grandpa Maycock. My father would work on his farm during some summers when he was young. The farm was located on 8th North in Orem, UT. He had apple orchards. On many weeken

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John B. Maycock


Springville City Cemetery

200 West 400 South
Springville, Utah, Utah
United States


January 6, 2012


December 28, 2011

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Contributor: trishkovach Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

By Mary Alice Maycock Butler Through my growing up years this was the man referred to by my father, Richard Walden Maycock, as Grandpa Maycock. My father would work on his farm during some summers when he was young. The farm was located on 8th North in Orem, UT. He had apple orchards. On many weekends while I was in college at BYU I would visit my Great Uncle Lawrence, the second youngest child of Grandpa Maycock. I loved him and his wife Lorna dearly! Lawrence was about 12 years older than my dad. One day, on the front porch, I was telling Lawrence that my dad told me stories about coming down to the farm and working during the summers. Lawrence shook his head and said, "I don't remember that". I wondered why he'd say that? So I said, "Don't you remember my dad coming down and working on the farm?" He said, "Oh, I remember your dad comin' down.....but I don't remember much work comin' out of him". During college I worked one summer selling apples at a little stand on 8th North in Orem. I don't know if the orchard's were on the same land my grandfather owned but I loved to pretend that I was carrying on the family business.

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John B. Maycock was born on 20 Aug 1859
John B. Maycock was 3 years old when U.S. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring the freedom of all slaves in Confederate territory by January 1, 1863. Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through the American Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.
John B. Maycock was 18 years old when Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record and play sound. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
John B. Maycock was 29 years old when The Great Blizzard of 1888 struck the northeastern United States, producing snowdrifts in excess of 50 ft (15 m) and confining some people to their houses for up to a week. The Great Blizzard of 1888 or Great Blizzard of '88 was one of the most severe recorded blizzards in the history of the United States of America. The storm, referred to as the Great White Hurricane, paralyzed the East Coast from the Chesapeake Bay to Maine, as well as the Atlantic provinces of Canada. Snowfalls of 10 to 58 inches fell in parts of New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, and sustained winds of more than 45 miles per hour (72 km/h) produced snowdrifts in excess of 50 feet (15 m). Railroads were shut down, and people were confined to their houses for up to a week. Railway and telegraph lines were disabled, and this provided the impetus to move these pieces of infrastructure underground. Emergency services were also affected.
John B. Maycock was 34 years old when Electrical engineer Nikola Tesla gives the first public demonstration of radio in St. Louis, Missouri. Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.
John B. Maycock was 46 years old when Albert Einstein publishes his first paper on the special theory of relativity. Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory.
John B. Maycock was 55 years old when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated by a Yugoslav nationalist named Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, sparking the outbreak of World War I. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Este was a member of the imperial Habsburg dynasty, and from 1896 until his death the heir presumptive (Thronfolger) to the Austro-Hungarian throne. His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia, which in turn triggered a series of events that resulted in Austria-Hungary's allies and Serbia's declaring war on each other, starting World War I.
John B. Maycock died on 4 Mar 1923 at the age of 63
Grave record for John B. Maycock (20 Aug 1859 - 4 Mar 1923), BillionGraves Record 566364 Springville, Utah, Utah, United States