John Ross Hood

19 January 1901–13 May 1960 (Age 59)
Howick, Huron, Ontario, Canada

The Life of John Ross

When John Ross Hood was born on 19 January 1901, in Howick, Huron, Ontario, Canada, his father, William Hood, was 33 and his mother, Jane Ross, was 26. He married Marjorie Kent on 25 October 1923, in Barre City, Washington, Vermont, United States. He immigrated to United States in 1915 and lived in Huron, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years and Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930. He died on 13 May 1960, in Lewistown, Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Camp Hill, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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John Ross Hood
Marjorie Kent
Marriage: 25 October 1923

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    Marjorie Kent


25 October 1923
Barre City, Washington, Vermont, United States

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World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 4

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

Age 16

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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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Sources (3)

  • John R Hood, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John R Hood, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Ross Hood in household of William Hood, "Canada Census, 1901"

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