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Ernest Edgar Wood (1892 - 1915)

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Ernest Edgar Wood
1892 - 1915
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c. 1892
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July 27, 1915
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Ernest Edgar Wood was born c. 1892. He died on July 27, 1915 at age 23.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Service number: l/9949 Rank: Lance Corporal Regiment: Queen's Own (royal West Kent Regiment) Unit/ship/squadron: 2nd Bn.
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Ernest Edgar Wood passed away on July 27, 1915 at age 23. He was buried in Basra Memorial Panel 29., Iraq. He was born c. 1892. We are unaware of information about Ernest's immediate family.
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In 1892, in the year that Ernest Edgar Wood was born, on October 12th, the "Pledge of Allegiance" was first recited in unison by students in U.S. public schools. Composed the previous August by Francis Bellamy, it was to be recited in 15 seconds and originally read: "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." "Under God" was added in the 1950's.

In 1900, at the age of merely 8 years old, Ernest was alive when Carrie Chapman Catt succeeded Susan B. Anthony as the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. NAWSA was created by Anthony in 1890 in order to fight for the right of women to vote in the United States. Membership in NAWSA began at 7,000 and in the decades of the struggle - women didn't get the right to vote until 1920 - membership rose to 2 million.

In 1907, he was just 15 years old when in October, over a 3 week period, the New York stock exchange fell almost 50% from the previous year's high mark. Public panic ensued and there were runs on banks since the U.S. was in the middle of a recession. J.P. Morgan offered his own fortune to back the banks and he was followed by other financiers. This temporarily shored up the banking system, stopping the immediate panic. All of this led to the creation of the Federal Reserve.

In 1915, in the year of Ernest Edgar Wood's passing, in May, the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German torpedo. The Lusitania was a British passenger ship that was sailing from New York to Liverpool England. She sank in 18 minutes - 1,198 died and 761 survived. While travelers were the main casualty - and commodity - the Lusitania did carry wartime weapons. "Remember the Lusitania" became the rallying cry of World War 1.

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