Lela Floss Kearns

Femaleabout 1889–21 February 1972

Brief Life History of Lela Floss

When Lela Floss Kearns was born about 1889, her father, Milton Columbus Kearns, was 35 and her mother, Sallie McMasters, was 23. 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 6 daughters. She lived in Biscoe, Montgomery, North Carolina, United States in 1920 and Troy Township, Montgomery, North Carolina, United States for about 1 years. She died on 21 February 1972, in Troy, Montgomery, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Erastus Hill Wood
Lela Floss Kearns
Marriage: 3 November 1907
Lula Kate Wood
Ivey Walton Wood
Annie Belle Wood
Aileen Wood
E. Glenn Wood
Mabel Ruth Wood
Margaret Lee Wood
Spurgeon Hill Wood
Frances Louise Wood
Erastus Hill Wood Jr

Sources (44)

  • Lela F Wood, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Flossie Kearns, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Lela Floss Kearns Wood, "North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 November 1907Ether, Montgomery, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    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


    Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Céirín ‘descendant of Céirín’, a personal name from a diminutive of ciar ‘dark, black’, with the addition of English excrescent -s.

    in Ulster, possibly a variant of Cairns .

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

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