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George Frederick Greenwood (1887 - 1916)

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George Frederick Greenwood
1887 - 1916
Born
c. 1887
Death
July 14, 1916
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George Frederick Greenwood was born c. 1887, and died at age 28 years old on July 14, 1916. George Greenwood was buried at Thiepval Memorial Pier And Face 4 C. in France. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember George Frederick Greenwood.
Updated: September 30, 2013
Biography ID: 164120488

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July 14, 1916
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George Greenwood passed away at age 28 years old on July 14, 1916, and was buried at Thiepval Memorial Pier And Face 4 C. in France. George Frederick Greenwood was born c. 1887. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember George Frederick Greenwood.

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George Frederick Greenwood lived 40 years shorter than the average Greenwood family member when he died at the age of 29.
The average age of a Greenwood family member is 69.
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1887 - 1916 World Events

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In 1887, in the year that George Frederick Greenwood was born, on January 28th, the largest recorded snowflakes fell in a snowstorm in Fort Keogh, Montana. They were supposed to have been 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick. A rancher in the area said that they were “larger than milk pans”. A Wild West tall tale? Not according to the Guinness World Records book.

In 1892, at the age of merely 5 years old, George was alive when on October 12th, the "Pledge of Allegiance" was first recited in unison by students in U.S. public schools. Composed the previous August by Francis Bellamy, it was to be recited in 15 seconds and originally read: "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." "Under God" was added in the 1950's.

In 1899, George was only 12 years old when the meaning of Chinese "oracle bones" was rediscovered. Farmers in China had been turning up the bones in their fields for generations but most often they were ground up and sold as medicine. The chancellor of the Imperial Academy and a friend noticed, before they ground the bones, that they had writing. The bones had been used around the second millennium BC for divination.

In 1908, George was 21 years old when a 7.1 earthquake and the resulting tsunami killed 70,000 to 100,000 people in southern Italy and Sicily. The earthquake, lasting 30 to 40 seconds, occurred in the Strait of Messina which was between the region of Calabria (at the "toe" of Italy) and the island of Sicily and destruction from it occurred in a 186 mile radius. It was the most destructive earthquake ever to hit Europe.

In 1916, in the year of George Frederick Greenwood'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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