Jane Janet Wood

Brief Life History of Jane Janet

When Jane Janet Wood was born on 25 August 1809, in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada, her father, Samuel Wood, was 28 and her mother, Mary Nickerson, was 25. She married Job Atkinson on 13 June 1824, in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 29 January 1895, in Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 85, and was buried in Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Job Atkinson
1803–1852
Jane Janet Wood
1809–1895
Marriage: 13 June 1824
Moses Atkinson
1824–1865
Dorcas Wood Atkinson
1845–1878
Mary Lee Atkinson
1826–1896
Matilda Atkinson
1828–1830
Matthew Smith Atkinson
1830–
Samuel W. Atkinson
1834–1901
Job Coleman Atkinson
1835–1913
Sarah Jane Atkinson
1838–1919
Delilah Atkinson
1842–1888
Caroline Atkinson
1847–1929

Sources (2)

  • Jane Wood Atkinson, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Jane Wood in entry for Caroline Smith, "Nova Scotia Deaths, 1890-1955"

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World Events (2)

1823

Oldest Grave Seen in Memorial List

1871

British Columbia joins the confederation.

Name Meaning

English: mainly a topographic name for someone who lived in or by a wood, from Middle English wode ‘wood’ (Old English wudu). In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, such as French Bois and Polish Les .

English: in a few cases, a nickname for an eccentric or perhaps a violent person, from Middle English wode ‘frenzied, wild’ (Old English wōd).

Americanized form of French Gadbois .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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