Ivonery Wood

about 1852–
Iowa, United States

The Life of Ivonery

Ivonery Wood was born about 1852, in Iowa, United States as the son of Rachel M. Strawn. He lived in New Oregon Township, Howard, Iowa, United States in 1860.

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Rachel M. Strawn
1814–1890
Enos Wood
1839–1865
Margaret Wood
1842–
Ivonery Wood
1852–

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World Events (3)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 5

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
1863

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 11

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish:1. mainly a topographic name for someone who lived in or by a wood or a metonymic occupational name for a woodcutter or forester, from Middle English wode ‘wood’ (Old English wudu). 2. nickname for a mad, eccentric, or violent person, from Middle English wōd ‘mad’, ‘frenzied’ (Old English wād), as in Adam le Wode, Worcestershire 1221 .

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

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  • Jno Ney Wood in household of John C Wood, "United States Census, 1860"

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