Carl A Wood (1897 - 1988)

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Carl A Wood
1897 - 1988
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January 5, 1897
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July 16, 1988
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Salem, Marion County, Oregon 97301
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Carl A Wood was born on January 5, 1897. He died on July 16, 1988 at 91 years of age. We know that Carl A Wood had been residing in Salem, Marion County, Oregon 97301.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Carl A Wood passed away on July 16, 1988 at 91 years of age. He was born on January 5, 1897. There is no information about Carl's immediate family. We know that Carl A Wood had been residing in Salem, Marion County, Oregon 97301.

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In 1897, in the year that Carl A Wood was born, on March 4th, William McKinley became the 25th President of the United States. He had beaten William Jennings Bryan in the 1896 election by 51% to 46.7% in the popular vote. Six months into his second term as President, McKinley was assassinated.

In 1913, by the time he was 16 years old, the Philippine–American War ended for good in June. While the official end of the war was in 1902, fighting continued for several years. An estimated 200,000 to 250,000 total Filipino civilians died and although the U.S. viewed its role as a colonial presence as one of preparing the Philippines for independence, American colonization drastically changed the character off the culture. The Catholic Church was no longer the state religion and English became the primary language of the government.

In 1920, at the age of 23 years old, Carl was alive when speakeasies replaced saloons as the center of social activity. After the 18th Amendment was ratified and selling alcohol became illegal, saloons closed and speakeasies took their place. Speakeasies, also called a blind pig or blind tiger, were "so called because of the practice of speaking quietly about such a place in public, or when inside it, so as not to alert the police or neighbors". There were a lot of them and they were very popular. And where saloons often prohibited women, they were encouraged at speakeasies because of the added profits.

In 1964, at the age of 67 years old, Carl was alive when on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

In 1988, in the year of Carl A Wood's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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