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Edwin Bramley Wood (1875 - 1932)

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Edwin Bramley Wood
1875 - 1932
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1875
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1932
Richmond, Australia
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Richmond, Australia
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Edwin Bramley Wood was born in 1875. He is the child of Wood William Miller Wood and Mary Annie Canning Wood. He died in 1932 in Richmond, Australia at 57 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Edwin Bramley Wood passed away in 1932 in Richmond, Australia at age 57. He was born in 1875. He is the child of Wood William Miller Wood and Mary Annie Canning Wood.
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In 1875, in the year that Edwin Bramley Wood was born, on February 21st, Jeanne Calment was born in southern France. Her father was a shipbuilder and her mother was from a family of millers. She died August 4th, 1997 of natural causes - the world's oldest documented person to have ever lived - at the age of 122 years and 164 days.

In 1898, he was 23 years old when magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company controlled 84% of the oil and pipelines in the United States. Rockefeller grew Standard Oil through the merger of several other small oil companies throughout the U.S., creating a monopoly.

In 1915, Edwin was 40 years old when Audrey Munson, playing a model for a sculptor in the film "Inspiration", became the first actress to shed her clothes on screen. Fearing that banning the film would mean that censors would also have to "ban Renaissance art" the film was released, with Munson in the nude scenes and a stand-in doing the acting. (Munson had previously been "America's First Supermodel" and posed nude as the model for many famous artworks.) The film was a hit with audiences.

In 1929, he was 54 years old when on March 4th, Herbert Hoover became the 31st President of the United States. Early in his presidency, the October stock market crash - "Black Tuesday" - occurred, which lead to the Great Depression. None of his economic policies were able to make a dent in the Depression. This lead to one term and the election of Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt winning the 1933 election in a landslide.

In 1932, in the year of Edwin Bramley Wood's passing, five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

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