Martha Hood

Brief Life History of Martha

When Martha Hood was born on 27 December 1862, in Howick Township, Huron, Ontario, Canada, her father, William Hood, was 28 and her mother, Margaret Cochrane, was 19. She lived in Hay Township, Huron, Ontario, Canada in 1881 and Huron, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years. She died on 3 November 1915, in Howick Township, Huron, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 52, and was buried in Clifford, Minto, Wellington, Ontario, Canada.

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William Hood
Margaret Cochrane
Margaret Hood
Martha Hood
Mary Hood
William Hood
John Hood
Janet "Jessie" Hood
James Hood
Andrew Linton Hood
Agnes Hood
Joseph Thomson Hood
Allan Cochrane Hood
Annie Raine Hood
Elizabeth Jane Hood
David Cochrane Hood

Sources (7)

  • Martha Hood in household of James Cochrane, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Martha Hood, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Martha Hood in household of William Hood, "Canada Census, 1871"

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World Events (5)

1867 · Ontario Founded

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.


British Columbia joins the confederation.

1883 · Mining Boom

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

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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