Laura May Wood

23 July 1894–24 December 1984 (Age 90)
Westport, Brown, South Dakota, United States

The Life of Laura May

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.

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James Peacocke
Laura May Wood
Marriage: 2 September 1912
Eleanor May Peacocke

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2 September 1912
Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

Age 3

The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 24

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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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Sources (3)

  • Laura Stephenson in household of Raymond Stephenson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Laura May Wood in household of Maria A Wood, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Laura M Wood in household of David W Wood, "United States Census, 1900"

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