Milton Charles Wood

Brief Life History of Milton Charles

When Milton Charles Wood was born on 23 February 1875, in Goose River, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Amos Ogden Wood, was 27 and his mother, Margaret Jane Seaman, was 27. He married Alma Rebecca Smith on 24 May 1898, in Linden, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Amherst Shore, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1881 and Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada for about 13 years. He died on 17 July 1947, in Lake Killarney, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 72, and was buried in Linden, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Milton Charles Wood
Alma Rebecca Smith
Marriage: 24 May 1898
Alfred Benjamin Wood
Billy Wood
Florence May Wood
Lloyd Archibald Wood
George Douglas Wood
Walter Amos Wood
Robert Newton Wood
Eva Jane Wood
Ernest Norman Wood
William Henry Wood

Sources (21)

  • Milton C Wood, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Charles Milton Wood, "Canada, Nova Scotia Births, 1864-1877"
  • Milton Wood, "Canada, Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"

World Events (3)

1909 · First Canadian Flight

The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.

1921 · Racing Schooner Launched

The Bluenose racing schooner was launched on March 26, 1921, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It was evident that the ship was nothing like other ships that had been launched.

1945 · HMCS Esquimalt Torpedoed

On April 16, 1945, the HMCS Esquimalt was torpedoed by German U-Boats. Thirty-nine men died, some due to the attack others to exposure to cold. Those that survived were rescued by the Sarnia.

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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