Robert Wensley Clark

(1899 - 1918)

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Robert Wensley Clark
1899 - 1918
Born
c. 1899
Death
April 11, 1918
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Robert Wensley Clark was born c. 1899. He died on April 11, 1918 at age 19.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Robert Wensley Clark
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Robert Wensley Clark
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Robert Clark was born
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Ploegsteert Memorial Panel 5. in Belgium
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Service number: 45872
Rank: Private
Regiment: South Wales Borderers
Unit/ship/squadron: 2nd Bn.
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Robert Wensley Clark died on April 11, 1918 at 19 years of age. He was buried in Ploegsteert Memorial Panel 5., Belgium. He was born c. 1899. There is no information about Robert's immediate family.

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In 1899, in the year that Robert Wensley Clark was born, 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 1900, he was just 1 year old when the U.S. population exceeded 75 million, rising about 13 million from the 1890 census. 87.9% of the population was white, 11.6% was African-American, 0.7% was Hispanic, and 0.5% was Native American, Asian, and other minorities.

In 1907, when he was merely 8 years old, radiometric dating, a recently discovered technology that could date rocks, found that the earth was 2.2 billion years old which was dramatically older than previously thought. Later refinements and advancements in science would date the age of the earth at over 4.5 billion years.

In 1918, in the year of Robert Wensley Clark's passing, on November 1, an elevated train on the Brooklyn line of the subway - driven by an inexperienced operator because of a strike - tried to navigate a turn at 30mph. The limit on the curve was 6 mph. The 2nd and 3rd cars of the 5 car wooden train were badly damaged and at least 93 people were killed, making it the deadliest crash in New York subway history.

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c. 1916 - Nov 28, 1943 1916 - 1943
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c. 1920 - Jun 2, 1940 1920 - 1940
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c. 1923 - Jun 27, 1944 1923 - 1944
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