Herbert Henry Wood (1880 - 1950)

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Herbert Henry Wood
1880 - 1950
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1880
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1950
Heidelberg, Australia
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Heidelberg, Australia
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Herbert Henry Wood was born in 1880. He is the child of John Battinson Wood and Sarah Jane Primrose Wood. He died in 1950 in Heidelberg, Australia at 70 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Herbert Henry Wood died in 1950 in Heidelberg, Australia at age 70. He was born in 1880. He is the child of John Battinson Wood and Sarah Jane Primrose Wood.

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In 1880, in the year that Herbert Henry Wood was born, on February 4th, five members of one family in Ontario, Canada were killed and their farm was burned by a mob. Called the Black Donnelly Massacre, the Irish family had been feuding with other citizens of the town. No one was ever convicted.

In 1905, by the time he was 25 years old, federal spending was $0.57 billion, unemployment was 4.3%, and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. Current U.S. government spending is $4.268 trillion.

In 1914, by the time he was 34 years old, in August, the Panama Canal opened to traffic. Begun by the French in the 1880's and abandoned, the United States undertook further construction in 1904. After 10 years, and the elimination of malaria carrying mosquitoes (which caused immense delays for the French and the Americans), the 48 mile long artificial waterway - a series of locks - created a shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

In 1943, at the age of 63 years old, Herbert was alive when on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1950, in the year of Herbert Henry Wood's passing, in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

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