Ernest Richard Gardner Wood (1897 - 1918)

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Ernest Richard Gardner Wood
1897 - 1918
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c. 1897
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July 20, 1918
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Ernest Richard Gardner Wood was born c. 1897. He died on July 20, 1918 at 21 years old.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Ernest Richard Gardner Wood passed away on July 20, 1918 at age 21. He was buried in Bully-grenay Communal Cemetery British Extension, France. He was born c. 1897. There is no information about Ernest's family.

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In 1897, in the year that Ernest Richard Gardner Wood was born, in the January 22nd issue of "Engineering", the word "computer" was first used to refer to a mechanical calculation device. Previously - since the 17th century - the term computer meant "one who computes" and referred to human beings who worked with numbers.

In 1900, he was just 3 years old when the unemployment rate in the U.S. was 5.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. 31% of all workers were employed in the public service sector, 19% of women were employed (1 percent of all lawyers and 6 percent of physicians were women), 6% of the workforce were children, and 14% of the workforce was "non-white."

In 1908, Ernest was only 11 years old when the Federal Bureau of Investigation was established as the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States; it simultaneously served as the nation's prime federal law enforcement agency. Stanley Finch was the first Chief (now called Director).

In 1918, in the year of Ernest Richard Gardner Wood's passing, following European countries, Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States in March. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. This was a war effort and proved unpopular so in most areas of the United States, Daylight Saving Time ended after World War I. It returned during World War II.

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