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Charles Harrison Wood (1871 - 1967)

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Charles Harrison Wood
1871 - 1967
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October 20, 1871
Tennessee United States
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March 25, 1967
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Charles Harrison Wood was born on October 20, 1871 in Tennessee. He is the child of William Burton Wood and Margaret Smith Wood, with siblings Reuben, William, Cicero, Rufus, and Melvin Henry. He died on March 25, 1967 at 95 years old.
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Charles Harrison Wood was born October 20, 1871 in Lawn(?), Tennessee(?). He married January 28, 1896. He died March 25 (or 15), 1967 and was buried in Mission Burial Park South, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
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Charles Harrison Wood died on March 25, 1967 at 95 years of age. He was buried in Mission Burial Park South, San Antonio, TX. Charles was born on October 20, 1871 in Tennessee. He is the child of William Burton Wood and Margaret Smith Wood, with siblings Reuben, William, Cicero, Rufus, and Melvin Henry.
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In 1871, in the year that Charles Harrison Wood was born, on March 22nd, William Holden became the first governor of a U.S. state - North Carolina - to be impeached and removed from office. His impeachment and removal was related to charges arising from his attempted suppression of the Ku Klux Klan.

In 1890, at the age of 19 years old, Charles was alive when on January 2nd, Alice Sanger became the first female staffer to work in the White House. She was hired as a stenographer and, as such, took dictation.

In 1921, by the time he was 50 years old, on March 4, Warren G. Harding became President. Previously a U.S. Senator, Lieutenant Governor, and Ohio State Senator, Harding was a popular President. But many scandals plagued his short administration (he died in office after 2 and a half years), including the revelations of one of his mistresses and the Teapot Dome scandal. Historically, Harding is rated as one of the worst Presidents.

In 1943, Charles was 72 years old when on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

In 1967, in the year of Charles Harrison Wood's passing, between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

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