Milton Charles Wood

23 February 1875–17 July 1947 (Age 72)
Goose River, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life 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 Mills, 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 in 1911. He died on 17 July 1947, in Lake Killarney, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 72.

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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

Spouse and Children

24 May 1898
Linden, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Amos Ogden Wood


    Margaret Jane Mills




    James William Wood



    Samuel Hazen Wood


    Irvin Millage Wood


    Benjamin Wood


+2 More Children

World Events (3)

1909 · First Canadian Flight

Age 34

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

Age 46

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

Age 70

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 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)

  • Charles M. Wood in household of Amos Wood, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Chas. Milton Wood, "Canada, Nova Scotia Births, 1864-1877"
  • Milton Wood, "Canada, Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"

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