Elveyn Arthur Wood (1885 - 1917)

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Elveyn Arthur Wood
1885 - 1917
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c. 1885
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March 26, 1917
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Elveyn Arthur Wood was born c. 1885. Elveyn died on March 26, 1917 at 32 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Service number: 29827 Rank: Private Regiment: Bedfordshire Regiment Unit/ship/squadron: 7th Bn.
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Elveyn Arthur Wood passed away on March 26, 1917 at 32 years of age. Elveyn was buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension Rouen, France. Elveyn was born c. 1885. We have no information about Elveyn's family or relationships.

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In 1885, in the year that Elveyn Arthur Wood was born, on June 17th, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor. Two hundred thousand people and hundreds of boats greeted the statue. It had to be assembled but that had to wait until the pedestal was completed the following April.

In 1894, by the time this person was merely 9 years old, on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

In 1896, Elveyn was merely 11 years old when in April, the first study on global warming due to CO2 - carbon dioxide - in the atmosphere was published by Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius. Arrhenius concluded that human activity due to the Industrial Revolution would amplify CO2 in the atmosphere, causing a greenhouse effect. His conclusions have been extensively tested in the ensuing 100+ years and are still seen to hold true.

In 1909, by the time this person was 24 years old, the U.S. penny was changed to the Abraham Lincoln design. The Lincoln penny was so popular that it soon had to be rationed and it sold on the secondary market for a quarter. Abraham Lincoln was the first historical figure to be on a U.S. coin - which was released to commemorate his 100th birthday. This penny was also the first U.S. cent to include the words "In God We Trust.".

In 1917, in the year of Elveyn Arthur Wood's passing, on July 28, between ten and fifteen thousand blacks silently walked down New York City's Fifth Avenue to protest racial discrimination and violence. Lynchings in Waco Texas and hundreds of African-Americans killed in East St. Louis Illinois had sparked the protest. Picket signs said "Mother, do lynchers go to heaven?" "Mr. President, why not make America safe for democracy?" "Thou shalt not kill." "Pray for the Lady Macbeth's of East St. Louis" and "Give us a chance to live."

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