Ernest William Smith (1915 - 1940)

Ernest William Smith
1915 - 1940
updated February 06, 2019
Ernest William Smith was born around 1915. He died on May 28, 1940 at 25 years of age.
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Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps

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Ernest William Smith died on May 28, 1940 at 25 years old. He was buried in Le Clion-sur-mer Communal Cemetery Coll. Grave 4., France. He was born around 1915. We have no information about Ernest's family.
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In 1915, in the year that Ernest William Smith was born, 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.

In 1926, Ernest was only 11 years old when on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1929, he was just 14 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 1938, by the time he was 23 years old, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1940, in the year of Ernest William Smith's passing, on July 27th, the cartoon character Bugs Bunny debuted in his first film A Wild Hare - voiced by Mel Blanc. He has since appeared in more short films, feature films, compilations, TV series, music records, comic books, video games, award shows, amusement park rides, and commercials than any other cartoon character. He even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "What's up, Doc?"

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Other Ernest Smiths

1920 - 2002
Mar 12, 1915 - November 2003
Jan 11, 1923 - Jul 3, 2013
Unknown - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
around 1886 - Mar 22, 1916
around 1908 - Jul 21, 1945
Unknown - Sep 17, 1939

Other Smiths

Unknown - Sep 17, 1939
around 1908 - Jul 21, 1945
around 1886 - Mar 22, 1916
around 1893 - May 4, 1918
around 1901 - Jul 10, 1940
around 1867 - Oct 16, 1940
around 1913 - Jul 14, 1943
around 1875 - Sep 21, 1944
around 1914 - Nov 19, 1940
around 1893 - Sep 27, 1940
around 1895 - Jun 15, 1944
1908 - 1943
1887 - Jul 24, 1944
around 1922 - Jun 2, 1943
around 1914 - Jan 4, 1943
around 1890 - Oct 20, 1919
around 1887 - Aug 10, 1918
around 1877 - Sep 16, 1916
around 1888 - Apr 24, 1917
around 1892 - Dec 1, 1917

Other Bios

Unknown - Sep 17, 1939
around 1908 - Jul 21, 1945
around 1886 - Mar 22, 1916
around 1893 - May 4, 1918
around 1901 - Jul 10, 1940
around 1867 - Oct 16, 1940
around 1913 - Jul 14, 1943
around 1875 - Sep 21, 1944
around 1914 - Nov 19, 1940
around 1893 - Sep 27, 1940
around 1895 - Jun 15, 1944
1908 - 1943
1887 - Jul 24, 1944
around 1922 - Jun 2, 1943
around 1914 - Jan 4, 1943
around 1890 - Oct 20, 1919
around 1887 - Aug 10, 1918
around 1877 - Sep 16, 1916
around 1888 - Apr 24, 1917
around 1892 - Dec 1, 1917
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