William John Woodward (1887 - 1916)

William John Woodward
1887 - 1916
updated February 06, 2019
William John Woodward was born around 1887. He died on November 28, 1916 at age 29.

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William John Woodward

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William

Middle name

John

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Male

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Grove Town Cemetery Meaulte, in France

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Service number: 39822
Rank: Gunner
Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
Unit/ship/squadron: 57th Bty. 45th Bde.

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William John Woodward died on November 28, 1916 at 29 years of age. He was buried in Grove Town Cemetery Meaulte, France. He was born around 1887. There is no information about William's immediate family.
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1887 - 1916 World Events

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In 1887, in the year that William John Woodward was born, on January 28th, the largest recorded snowflakes fell in a snowstorm in Fort Keogh, Montana. They were supposed to have been 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick. A rancher in the area said that they were “larger than milk pans”. A Wild West tall tale? Not according to the Guinness World Records book.

In 1893, William was just 6 years old when a songbook, called Song Stories for the Kindergarten, was published by sisters Patty and Mildred Hill. One of the songs included in the book was "Good Morning to All" - later the lyrics were changed and it became "Happy Birthday to You".

In 1897, he was only 10 years old when on July 17th, the Klondike Gold Rush began when the first successful prospectors returned to Seattle after mining in the Yukon. They arrived on the ships Excelsior and Portland, bringing vast quantities of gold - over $32,000,000 in today's money - and everyone rushed to become rich in the Yukon.

In 1901, he was just 14 years old when shortly after beginning his second term, President McKinley was assassinated by the self proclaimed anarchist Leon Czolgosz. The last President to have served in the Civil War - he began as a private and ended the war as a brevet major - McKinley was a Republican. First elected in 1896, he was re-elected in 1900. Six months after the swearing in, McKinley was shot - and died of the gangrene that set in as a result.

In 1916, in the year of William John Woodward's passing, suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

Other Biographies

Other William Woodwards

Sep 11, 2001 - Unknown
Sep 11, 1867 - May 14, 1944
Jan 2, 1953 - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
around 1898 - Jun 14, 1917
around 1892 - Nov 2, 1916
Unknown - Jul 1, 1916
around 1891 - Oct 5, 1915
Unknown - Apr 13, 1916
around 1920 - Nov 14, 1942

Other Woodwards

around 1920 - Nov 14, 1942
Unknown - Apr 13, 1916
around 1891 - Oct 5, 1915
Unknown - Jul 1, 1916
around 1892 - Nov 2, 1916
around 1898 - Jun 14, 1917
around 1896 - Dec 31, 1915

Other Bios

around 1920 - Nov 14, 1942
Unknown - Apr 13, 1916
around 1891 - Oct 5, 1915
Unknown - Jul 1, 1916
around 1892 - Nov 2, 1916
around 1898 - Jun 14, 1917
around 1896 - Dec 31, 1915
Unknown - Aug 16, 1917
around 1897 - Jun 20, 1918
around 1887 - Mar 25, 1918
around 1887 - Sep 18, 1918
around 1897 - Sep 15, 1916
Unknown - Oct 7, 1916
Unknown - Jul 20, 1915
Unknown - Sep 22, 1917
around 1889 - Jul 9, 1916
Unknown - May 16, 1915
around 1881 - Nov 4, 1918
around 1922 - Aug 20, 1940
around 1917 - Apr 14, 1945
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