George Woodward Wells

(1884 - 1917)

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George Woodward Wells
1884 - 1917
Born
c. 1884
Death
July 25, 1917
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George Woodward Wells was born c. 1884. He died on July 25, 1917 at 33 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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George Woodward Wells
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Monchy British Cemetery Monchy-le-preux in France
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Service number: 17940
Rank: Private
Regiment: East Surrey Regiment
Unit/ship/squadron: 7th Bn.
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George Woodward Wells passed away on July 25, 1917 at 33 years of age. He was buried in Monchy British Cemetery Monchy-le-preux, France. He was born c. 1884. We are unaware of information about George's family.

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In 1884, in the year that George Woodward Wells was born, on August 5th, the cornerstone for the base of the Statue of Liberty - a gift from the people of France - was laid. 120,000 people - most donations were $1 - donated to the completion of the base. An 1883 poem by Emma Lazarus was also written to raise funds. That poem was included in the base of the statue and is well known today. The most famous phrase: "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

In 1893, when he was just 9 years old, on March 4th, Grover Cleveland became the 24th President of the United States. On July 1st, President Cleveland was operated on for a non-cancerous tumor in his mouth. He chose to have the operation secretly because he didn't want to worsen the financial depression that was occurring at the time.

In 1894, he was only 10 years old when on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

In 1902, when he was 18 years old, the modern air conditioner was invented by Willis H. Carrier. The company that he worked for needed to find a way to control humidity and by solving this problem, Carrier created a system that could be used for cooling the rooms of a house. The Sun Belt thanks him!

In 1917, in the year of George Woodward Wells's passing, in April, the U.S. entered World War I, declaring war against Germany. President Wilson had previously declared neutrality in the war - a position supported by the majority of Americans - but after Germany declared that they would sink all ships trading with Great Britain and sunk U.S. ships, public opinion began to change. Then the Lusitania was sunk, killing 1,201 - including 128 Americans - and more U.S. ships were sunk. The U.S. could stand aside no longer.

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c. 1879 - May 3, 1917 1879 - 1917
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c. 1915 - Jun 24, 1944 1915 - 1944
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