George Sydney Wood (1878 - 1899)

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George Sydney Wood
1878 - 1899
Born
1878
Emerald Hill in South Melbourne, Port Phillip City County, VIC Australia 3205
Death
April 24, 1899
Castlemaine Hospital in Castlemaine, Mount Alexander Shire County, VIC Australia
Summary
George Sydney Wood was born in 1878 at Emerald Hill, South Melbourne, VIC Australia. He was born to David Elder Wood and Jessie (Norman) Wood, with siblings William, Violet, Norman, Alexander, Gordon, Lillian, Edith, and Daisy. He died on April 24, 1899 at Castlemaine Hospital, Castlemaine, VIC Australia at 21 years of age.
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The Herald, Melbourne. 24th February 1899.
A MINER INJURED.
CASTLEMAINE, Friday.
A serious accident happened at the Francis Ormond Mine,
this morning. A youth named George Wood, aged twenty-
one, was working at the 900ft. level, when a slab of slate,
weighing 3cwt., fell from the hanging wall, striking Wood,
who was in a stooping position, on the shoulders, doubling
him up. He was taken to the hospital in intense agony.
It was found that he was suffering from concussion of the
spine and internal injuries.
It is feared that the lower extremities are paralysed. Wood is
in a precarious condition. He is a well known local cyclist,
and a son of Mr. D. Wood, photographer, of Banks street,
South Melbourne.
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George Wood was born in at Emerald Hill in South Melbourne, Port Phillip City County, VIC Australia 3205
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George Wood died on at Castlemaine Hospital in Castlemaine, Mount Alexander Shire County, VIC Australia
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George Wood was born in at Emerald Hill in South Melbourne, Port Phillip City County, VIC Australia 3205
George Wood died on at Castlemaine Hospital in Castlemaine, Mount Alexander Shire County, VIC Australia
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Chewton Cemetery in Chewton, Mount Alexander Shire County, VIC Australia 3451
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The Argus, Melbourne. 25th April 1899.
WOOD.- On the 24th April, at the Castlemaine
Hospital, George Sydney, the dearly loved third
son of David Wood, photographer, South Melbourne,
in his 21st year, the result of accident in the Francis
Ormond Mine, Chewton, on 24th February.
"Thy will be done."

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In 1878, in the year that George Sydney Wood was born, on September 12th, Cleopatra's Needle, built in Egypt in 1450 B.C. and transported to England, was erected in London. It had arrived in England on January 21st, having been towed by boat.

In 1880, when he was only 2 years old, on August 14th Cologne Cathedral, in Germany, was finally completed. Construction began in 1248, was halted in 1473, and then begun again in the 1800's - completed after 632 years.

In 1882, George was just 4 years old when on August 3rd, President Chester Arthur signed the 1882 Immigration Act. "Criminals, the insane, or any person unable to take care of him or herself" were not allowed in the U.S. according to the Act. It also imposed a "head tax" on non-citizens entering the U.S.

In 1899, in the year of George Sydney Wood's passing, 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.

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