When Mary Jane Wood was born on 30 May 1831, in South Bristol, Ontario, New York, United States, her father, Hosea Wood, was 23 and her mother, Barbary Sigler, was 18. She married Abel Young about 1848, in Middlesex, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She died on 26 March 1860, in Caledonia, Haldimand, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 28, and was buried in Caledonia, Haldimand, Ontario, Canada.
English: mainly a topographic name for someone who lived in or by a wood, from Middle English wode ‘wood’ (Old English wudu). In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, such as French Bois and Polish Les .
English: in a few cases, a nickname for an eccentric or perhaps a violent person, from Middle English wode ‘frenzied, wild’ (Old English wōd).
Americanized form of French Gadbois .
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