George William Wood

(1891 - 1915)

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George William Wood
1891 - 1915
Born
1891
South Melbourne, Australia
Death
April 25, 1915
Last Known Residence
South Melbourne, Australia
Summary
George William Wood was born in 1891 in South Melbourne, Australia. He was born to Arthur Abel Wood and Emma Augusta (Beseler) Wood. He died on April 25, 1915 at 24 years old.
Updated: July 29, 2019
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George William Wood
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George William Wood
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South Melbourne, Australia
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George Wood was born in in South Melbourne, Australia
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Klein-vierstraat British Cemetery Ii. B. 21. in Belgium
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Service number: Turkey (including Gallipoli)
Rank: Private
Regiment: australian Infantry
Unit/ship/squadron: A.i.f.
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George William Wood passed away on April 25, 1915 at age 24. He was buried in Klein-vierstraat British Cemetery Ii. B. 21., Belgium. George was born in 1891 in South Melbourne, Australia. He was born to Arthur Abel Wood and Emma Augusta (Beseler) Wood.

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In 1891, in the year that George William Wood was born, James Naismith, at the Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, invented the game of basketball. Originally using two peach baskets and a soccer ball, he created the game to keep his students active during the long, harsh New England winters.

In 1900, at the age of just 9 years old, George was alive when the unemployment rate in the U.S. was 5.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. 31% of all workers were employed in the public service sector, 19% of women were employed (1 percent of all lawyers and 6 percent of physicians were women), 6% of the workforce were children, and 14% of the workforce was "non-white."

In 1903, by the time he was only 12 years old, the Ford Motor Company was incorporated in June after Henry Ford left another car company he founded in 1901 (which became the Cadillac Motor Company). He began Ford Motor Company with $28,000 in cash from twelve investors, two of whom (the Dodge brothers) later began their own car company. Henry Ford improved on assembly line techniques and has been so successful that his family still controls a very popular Ford line of cars and trucks.

In 1915, in the year of George William Wood's passing, Audrey Munson, playing a model for a sculptor in the film "Inspiration", became the first actress to shed her clothes on screen. Fearing that banning the film would mean that censors would also have to "ban Renaissance art" the film was released, with Munson in the nude scenes and a stand-in doing the acting. (Munson had previously been "America's First Supermodel" and posed nude as the model for many famous artworks.) The film was a hit with audiences.

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