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Ewart Vivian Wood (1894 - 1916)

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Ewart Vivian Wood
1894 - 1916
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c. 1894
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September 17, 1916
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Ewart Vivian Wood was born c. 1894. He died on September 17, 1916 at age 22.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Service number: 178151 Rank: Private Regiment: Canadian Infantry Unit/ship/squadron: 87th Bn.
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Ewart Vivian Wood died on September 17, 1916 at 22 years of age. He was buried in Ypres (menin Gate) Memorial Panel 24 - 26 - 28 - 30., Belgium. He was born c. 1894. We are unaware of information about Ewart's family or relationships.
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In 1894, in the year that Ewart Vivian Wood was born, large reserves of oil were discovered on the Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma. Previously thought to be "useless" land - not even good for farming - the tribe had bought the land themselves. The discovery of oil made the Osage the "richest group of people in the world" at the time.

In 1900, by the time he was merely 6 years old, the U.S. helped put down Boxer Rebellion. The Boxer Rebellion took place in China, where the presence of "outsiders" (foreigners) was resented. The United States, along with Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, and Russia, had business interests in China and these countries all sent troops to put down the Rebellion and keep China open to their presence and to Christian missionaries.

In 1906, by the time he was only 12 years old, President Theodore Roosevelt received the Nobel Prize for Peace. The award was considered controversial at the time because many thought that he was an imperialist. But he had brokered peace between Russia and Japan a year previous and had allowed a dispute between Mexico and the U.S. to go to arbitration, resolving the issue peacefully rather than resorting to military conflict. For these two reasons, the Nobel Prize committee chose him for the Peace Prize.

In 1916, in the year of Ewart Vivian 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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