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Ernest Wood (1899 - 1918)

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Ernest Wood
1899 - 1918
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c. 1899
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April 26, 1918
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Ernest Wood was born c. 1899. He died on April 26, 1918 at 19 years old.
Updated: October 1, 2013
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Ernest Wood died on April 26, 1918 at age 19. He was buried in Tyne Cot Memorial Panel 90 To 92 And 162 To 162a., Belgium. He was born c. 1899. There is no information about Ernest's family or relationships.
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In 1899, in the year that Ernest Wood was born, on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

In 1900, at the age of only 1 year 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, Ernest was only 6 years old when the German born physicist, Albert Einstein, proposed the Special Theory of Relativity: 1) that observers can never detect uniform motion except relative to other objects and that 2) unlike the velocity of massive objects, the speed of light is a constant and is the same for all observers independent of their constant velocity toward or away from the light source. Not such simple concepts that lead to the equation everyone now knows: E = mc2.

In 1918, in the year of Ernest Wood's passing, in July, Russian revolutionaries executed the former Tzar Nicholas II and his immediate family. While it was rumored that two of the children had survived, it was later proven through DNA analysis - when their bodies were found - that the entire family had been killed.

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