Evelyn Arthur Wood (1877 - 1916)

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Evelyn Arthur Wood
1877 - 1916
c. 1877
October 12, 1916
Evelyn Arthur Wood was born c. 1877. She died on October 12, 1916 at age 39.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Service number: United Kingdom Rank: Lance Sergeant Regiment: australian Infantry Unit/ship/squadron: A.i.f.

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Evelyn Arthur Wood passed away on October 12, 1916 at age 39. She was buried in '545' Tidworth Military Cemetery, 4th Bn.. She was born c. 1877. We are unaware of information about Evelyn's family or relationships.

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In 1877, in the year that Evelyn Arthur Wood was born, on July 14th, strikes and resulting riots began at the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad. A sympathy strike and rioting began in Pittsburgh and a worker's rebellion began in St. Louis, then spread to other cities. 100 people were killed before the strikes ended when President Rutherford B. Hayes sent federal troops to each of the cities involved.

In 1883, at the age of just 6 years old, Evelyn was alive when on May 24th, the Brooklyn Bridge - one of the oldest bridges in the US - was opened to traffic. Bridge construction began in 1869 and took 14 years to complete.

In 1897, by the time she was 20 years old, 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 1906, she was 29 years old when the great San Francisco earthquake hit, estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused fires that raged for days and between the earthquake and the fire, about 3,000 people were killed and 80% of the City was destroyed.

In 1916, in the year of Evelyn Arthur Wood's passing, the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

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