When Laura May Wood was born on 23 July 1894, in Westport, Brown, South Dakota, United States, her father, David William Wood, was 37 and her mother, Marie Appoline Michaut, was 24. She married James Peacocke on 2 September 1912, in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Columbia, Brown, South Dakota, United States in 1900 and Tacoma Election Precinct, Pierce, Washington, United States in 1940. She died on 24 December 1984, in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States.
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 .