Lela Floss Kearns

about 1889–21 February 1972 (Age 83)
Troy, Montgomery, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Lela Floss

When Lela Floss Kearns was born about 1889, her father, Milton Columbus Kearns, was 34 and her mother, Sallie McMasters, was 22. She married Erastus Hill Wood on 3 November 1907, in Ether, Montgomery, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Biscoe, Montgomery, North Carolina, United States in 1920. She died on 21 February 1972, in Troy, Montgomery, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Erastus Hill Wood
1875–1953
Lela Floss Kearns
1889–1972
Marriage: 3 November 1907
Ivey Walton Wood
1908–1984
Annie Belle Wood
1911–
Alleen Wood
1912–1999
E. Glenn Wood
1914–1917
Mabel Ruth Wood
1916–1999
Margaret Lee Wood
1919–1969
Spurgeon Hill Wood
1921–1986
Frances Louise Wood
1923–2001
Erastus Hill Wood Jr
1925–2000

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 November 1907
Ether, Montgomery, North Carolina, United States
children

(9)

    Ivey Walton Wood

    Male1908–1984Male

    Annie Belle Wood

    Female1911–Female

    Alleen Wood

    Female1912–1999Female

    E. Glenn Wood

    Male1914–1917Male

    Mabel Ruth Wood

    Female1916–1999Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Milton Columbus Kearns

    Male1855–1914Male

    Sallie McMasters

    Female1867–1923Female

siblings

(4)

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 8

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 23

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Céirín ‘descendant of Céirín’, a personal name from a diminutive of ciar ‘dark’, ‘black’. English patronymic -s has been added superfluously.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Leela F Wood in household of Erastus H Wood, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lela F Wood in household of Erastus H Wood, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Flossie Kearns Wood in entry for Mrs Frances Wood Williams, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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