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Ernest Wood (1893 - 1916)

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Ernest Wood
1893 - 1916
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c. 1893
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November 19, 1916
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Ernest Wood was born c. 1893. He died on November 19, 1916 at age 23.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Service number: 5083 Rank: Corporal Regiment: Machine Gun Corps (infantry) Unit/ship/squadron: 63rd Coy.
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Ernest Wood passed away on November 19, 1916 at 23 years old. He was buried in Thiepval Memorial Pier And Face 5 C And 12 C., France. He was born c. 1893. We have no information about Ernest's immediate family.
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In 1893, in the year that Ernest Wood was born, on March 4th, Grover Cleveland became the 24th President of the United States. On July 1st, President Cleveland was operated on for a non-cancerous tumor in his mouth. He chose to have the operation secretly because he didn't want to worsen the financial depression that was occurring at the time.

In 1900, at the age of just 7 years old, Ernest was alive when artist Henri Matisse, born in 1869 in France, began the fauvist movement. Only lasting a few years in popularity (ending around 1904), fauvism was in many ways the beginning of modern art. Matisse was fond of bright, vibrant colors and used them in his paintings - contrary to the muted use of color previously. While the fauvist movement declined in popularity, Matisse did not and he went on to create many more works of art and even a museum for his work, 2 years before his death in 1954. (In French, les Fauves means "the wild beasts". Matisse and those who followed his example were called "beasts" because of the bold colors that they used in their artwork.)

In 1905, he was just 12 years old when acclaimed dancer Isadora Duncan established the first school of modern dance in Berlin Germany. Isadora Duncan, born in San Francisco California, dedicated herself to the creation of beauty - through dance. Her focus on the movement of the human body rather than formal kinds of dance helped to give rise to the modern dance movement.

In 1916, in the year of Ernest Wood's passing, the U.S. National Park Service - part of the Department of the Interior - was created by an act of Congress in August. The Park Service was charged with the dual role of "preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management while also making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment". The resources managed by the National Park Service have often been referred to as the "crown jewels" of the United States.

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