Hartford Wood

Male21 August 1830–26 June 1912

Brief Life History of Hartford

When Hartford Wood was born on 21 August 1830, in Big Island, Marion, Ohio, United States, his father, Issac Wood, was 80 and his mother, Hannah Baker, was 35. He married Mary M Stover on 5 July 1855, in Dallas, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Franklin Township, Fillmore, Nebraska, United States in 1880. He died on 26 June 1912, in Ohiowa, Fillmore, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Ohiowa Cemetery, Ohiowa, Fillmore, Nebraska, United States.

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Hartford Wood
Mary M Stover
Marriage: 5 July 1855
Martha Jane Wood
Francis Marion Wood
Lyda M. Wood
William Hartford Wood
Liberty Union Wood
Madama Wood

Sources (24)

  • Hartford Wood in household of Joseph Stover, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Hartford Wood, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"
  • Hartford Wood, "Nebraska, Grand Army of the Republic, Burial Records, 1861-1948"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 July 1855Dallas, Iowa, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 2

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

    Age 6

    On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.


    Age 33

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    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 .

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

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