Mary Hood

13 May 1865–19 February 1938 (Age 72)
Howick, Huron, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Mary

When Mary Hood was born on 13 May 1865, in Howick, Huron, Ontario, Canada, her father, William Hood, was 30 and her mother, Margaret Cochrane, was 22. She married Robert Porterfield about 1884, in Clifford, Minto, Wellington, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Minto, Wellington, Ontario, Canada in 1871 and Wellington, Ontario, Canada in 1901. She died on 19 February 1938, in Seaforth, Huron East, Huron, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 72, and was buried in Clifford, Minto, Wellington, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Robert Porterfield
Mary Hood
Marriage: about 1884
Arthur Porterfield
Jessie Margaret Porterfield
Charlotte Marion Porterfield

Spouse and Children

about 1884
Clifford, Minto, Wellington, Ontario, Canada


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (5)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 2

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.

Age 4

1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 21

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: metonymic occupational name for a maker of hoods or a nickname for someone who wore a distinctive hood, from Middle English hod(de), hood, hud ‘hood’. Some early examples with prepositions seem to be topographic names, referring to a place where there was a hood-shaped hill or a natural shelter or overhang, providing protection from the elements. In some cases the name may be habitational, from places called Hood, in Devon (possibly ‘hoodshaped hill’) and North Yorkshire (possibly ‘shelter’ or ‘fortification’).2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUid ‘descendant of Ud’, a personal name of uncertain derivation. This was the name of an Ulster family who were bards to the O’Neills of Clandeboy. It was later altered to Mac hUid. Compare Mahood .

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

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Story Highlight

Seaforth Loses Beloved Citizen

Seaforth Loses Beloved Citizen An estimable resident passed away on Saturday at her home on Market St. following an illness of six weeks, in the person of Mary Hood, wife of Robert Porterfield, in he …

Sources (3)

  • Mary Porterfield in household of Robert Porterfield, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Mary Hood in household of William Hood, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Mary Hood in entry for Arthur Porterfield and Bertha Holcomb, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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