Mary Hood

Female13 May 1865–19 February 1938

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Hood was born on 13 May 1865, in Howick Township, 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

Sources (13)

  • Mary Porterfield in household of Robert Porterfield, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Mary Hood, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Mary Hood Porterfield, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1884Clifford, Minto, Wellington, Ontario, Canada
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (14)

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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

    English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English hod, hood, hodde ‘hood’, either for someone who wore a hood (like the medieval folk hero Robin Hood) or who made and sold hoods. In Kent and Sussex the name may sometimes have been confused with Hoad .

    English: from the Middle English personal name Hod(e), a variant of Ode or Odd with prosthetic H-; see Ott and Oates and compare Hodson 2.

    English and Scottish: variant of Hudd, from the Middle English personal name Hudde, Hutte, which could represent Old English Hud(d)a or its ancient Germanic equivalent Hud(d)o, but is more likely from Anglo-Norman French Hud(de), a pet form of Hugh.

    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 …

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