Adelaide Martha Woods

20 January 1861–10 May 1911 (Age 50)
Marion, Iowa, United States

The Life of Adelaide Martha

When Adelaide Martha Woods was born on 20 January 1861, in Marion, Iowa, United States, her father, William Henderson Wood, was 34 and her mother, Nancy Parker, was 36. She married George Washington Voorheese on 28 June 1877, in Pueblo, Pueblo, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Custer, Colorado, United States in 1880 and La Veta, Huerfano, Colorado, United States in 1900. She died on 10 May 1911, in Kent, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Kent, King, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Voorheese
Adelaide Martha Woods
Marriage: 28 June 1877
Lillian M. Voris
Pearl Adelaide Voris
Francis George Voris
Elsie Myrtle Voris

Spouse and Children

28 June 1877
Pueblo, Pueblo, Colorado, United States


Parents and Siblings

    William Henderson Wood


    Nancy Parker




    Aquilla D. Wood


    John Rice Wood


    Mary Jane Woods


    David Aquila Woods


    Aquilla D. Woods


+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Colorado War

Age 2

The Colorado War was a conflict between the United States and an alliance among the Kiowa, Araphaho, Cheyenne, and Comache nations of the Native American. The war was over the Eastern Plains of the Colorado Territory and resulted in the removal of the tribes.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 14

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived in the woods ( see Wood ).2 Irish: English name adopted as a translation of Ó Cuill ‘descendant of Coll’ ( see Quill ), or in Ulster of Mac Con Coille ‘son of Cú Choille’, a personal name meaning ‘hound of the wood’, which has also been mistranslated Cox , as if formed with coileach ‘cock’, ‘rooster’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Voris in household of George Voris, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Adelade Voris in household of George Voris Jr, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Adelaide Woods in household of William Woods, "United States Census, 1870"

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