Ernest Gibson Wood (1897 - 1917)

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Ernest Gibson Wood
1897 - 1917
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c. 1897
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December 2, 1917
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Ernest Gibson Wood was born c. 1897. He died on December 2, 1917 at 20 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Tyne Cot Memorial Panel 85 To 86. in Belgium
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Service number: 26292
Rank: Private
Regiment: Border Regiment
Unit/ship/squadron: 11th Bn.

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Ernest Gibson Wood passed away on December 2, 1917 at 20 years of age. He was buried in Tyne Cot Memorial Panel 85 To 86., Belgium. He was born c. 1897. There is no information about Ernest's family or relationships.

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In 1897, in the year that Ernest Gibson Wood was born, on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

In 1900, he was only 3 years old when the U.S. population exceeded 75 million, rising about 13 million from the 1890 census. 87.9% of the population was white, 11.6% was African-American, 0.7% was Hispanic, and 0.5% was Native American, Asian, and other minorities.

In 1902, he was merely 5 years old when the modern air conditioner was invented by Willis H. Carrier. The company that he worked for needed to find a way to control humidity and by solving this problem, Carrier created a system that could be used for cooling the rooms of a house. The Sun Belt thanks him!

In 1917, in the year of Ernest Gibson Wood's passing, "I Want You" became famous. James Montgomery Flagg's poster, featuring Uncle Sam and based on a 1914 British poster, attracted thousands of U.S. recruits to WWI duty. Over 4 million posters were printed in 1917 and 1918.

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