David Smith Wallace (1912 - 1943)

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Brookwood Memorial Panel 7. Column 2.,
United Kingdom

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Service number: 2197784
Rank: Sapper
Regiment: Royal Engineers
Unit/ship/squadron: 991 Docks Operating Coy.

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Jean A. (Hartfield) Wallace

Jean A. (Hartfield) Wallace

James Mann Wallace III and Henry Priebe

James Mann Wallace III and Henry Priebe

Violet Farmilo Wallace

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Jazan Winona Wallace gravesite

Jazan Winona Wallace gravesite

Jazan Wallace

Jazan Wallace

R H Wallace Gravesite

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CSM R H Wallace 5619

CSM R H Wallace 5619

R H Wallace

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R H Wallace

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Ronald Wallace

Ronald Wallace

Scotty Wallace

Scotty Wallace

Tammy Grimes and Mike Wallace

Tammy Grimes and Mike Wallace

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Dyna R. Forester Wallace Mote Jean A. (Hartfield) Wallace James Mann Wallace III and Henry Priebe Violet Farmilo Wallace

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1912 - In the year that David Smith Wallace was born, Arizona was admitted to the United States in February (on Valentine's Day). It became the 48th state in the Union. Previously a Spanish - then Mexican - territory, the U.S. paid $15 million dollars for the area in 1848. Arizona was the last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the United States.

1916 - By the time he was merely 4 years old, suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

1929 - When he was 17 years old, on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

1938 - He was 26 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

1943 - In the year of David Smith Wallace's passing, on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

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David Smith Wallace passed away on June 17, 1943 at age 31. No cause of death has been listed for David. He was buried in Brookwood Memorial Panel 7. Column 2., United Kingdom. He was born around 1912. There is no information about David's immediate family.

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