Otho Charles Wood

Brief Life History of Otho Charles

When Otho Charles Wood was born on 10 June 1873, in Richland, Wisconsin, United States, his father, George Madison Wood, was 33 and his mother, Lorinda Foust, was 27. He married Mattie Flaughter on 27 April 1896, in Meade, South Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Whatcom, Washington, United States in 1910 and Cedarville, Modoc, California, United States in 1920. He died on 24 August 1947, in Nevada, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Sturgis, Meade, South Dakota, United States.

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Otho Charles Wood
Mattie Flaughter
Marriage: 27 April 1896
George Clifford Wood

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  • Otis C Wood, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Otho Charles Wood, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Ancestry Family Trees

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Historical Boundaries: 1874: Modoc, California, United States

1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

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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