John Ross Hood

Male19 January 1901–13 May 1960

Brief Life History of John Ross

When John Ross Hood was born on 19 January 1901, in Howick Township, 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 for about 20 years. 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

Sources (16)

  • John R Hood, "United States 1950 Census"
  • John Ross Hood, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • John Ross Hood, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910, 1921-1924"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 October 1923Barre City, Washington, Vermont, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    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

    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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