William Percival Woods

23 April 1878–20 October 1887 (Age 9)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of William Percival

When William Percival Woods was born on 23 April 1878, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, William Wells Woods, was 37 and his mother, Melvina Caroline Blanche Whitney, was 27. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States in 1880. He died on 20 October 1887, at the age of 9, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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William Wells Woods
Melvina Caroline Blanche Whitney
Winnifred Isabelle Woods
William Percival Woods

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World Events (4)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 4

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Age 8

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived in the woods ( see Wood ).2 Irish: English name adopted as a translation of Ó Cuill ‘descendant of Coll’ ( see Quill ), or in Ulster of Mac Con Coille ‘son of Cú Choille’, a personal name meaning ‘hound of the wood’, which has also been mistranslated Cox , as if formed with coileach ‘cock’, ‘rooster’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William P Woods in household of William Woods, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Percival Woods, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"
  • Percival Woods, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"

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