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Charles Thomas Wood (1895 - 1916)

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Charles Thomas Wood
1895 - 1916
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c. 1895
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April 24, 1916
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Charles Thomas Wood was born c. 1895. He died on April 24, 1916 at 21 years of age.
Updated: October 1, 2013
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Service number: 9468 Rank: Private Regiment: Cheshire Regiment Unit/ship/squadron: 10th Bn.
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Charles Thomas Wood passed away on April 24, 1916 at age 21. He was buried in Cabaret-rouge British Cemetery Souchez, France. He was born c. 1895. We have no information about Charles' family.
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In 1895, in the year that Charles Thomas Wood was born, on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

In 1900, at the age of just 5 years old, Charles was alive when the Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud published his book (written in 1899) "The Interpretation of Dreams". Sigmund Freud, born Sigismund Schlomo Freud in May of 1856, is the "father of psychoanalysis". Although he was a medical doctor, he was fascinated with the psyche and hypothesized the existence of the id, the ego, the superego, the libido, the unconscious, the Oedipus complex, and more. These are concepts that are still used by modern psychology.

In 1904, Charles was just 9 years old when the World's Fair, officially known as the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, was held in St. Louis, Missouri. Attended by nearly 19.7 million people (and later the subject of a Judy Garland film), the Fair was funded by federal, state and local sources to the tune of $15 million. As the name suggests, the Fair was suggested as a way to celebrate the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. In the past, World's Fairs were a way of bringing new technology to the attention of the masses and this fair was no exception - the use of electricity (the public feared it at the time), personal cars, airplanes, and the electric streetcar were all highlighted.

In 1916, in the year of Charles Thomas Wood's passing, in June, the U.S. Congress authorized a plan to expand the armed forces over the next five years. Called the National Defense Act of 1916, the national law expanded the National Guard and Army (the Army added an aviation unit), created the Reserves, and gave the President expanded authority to federalize the National Guard. It also allowed the government to stockpile, in advance, materiel to be used in wartime.

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